What happened, PRIMEWATER? PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 20 October 2017 13:45

Primewater, a major supplier of water in the city, has temporarily stopped production thus rendering one third of the total number of water consumers in the city with no water.

Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD) Spokesperson Edgar Baños said that based on the explanation given to them by Primewater, a boulder has been lodged into  the water inflow duct where the water coming from the river goes into the filtration plant for processing.

The boulder covered the entire entrance of the filter entrance preventing water from  going inside the plant.

“There is no water flowing into the filtration plant and if there is no water, raw water flowing into the plant there is no processing then there is no water released,” Baños explained.

Primewater has declared a complete shutdown of operations since Tuesday afternoon.

Baños said that one third of the total number of consumers have been affected by the temporary shutdown.

Primewater is reportedly unable to remove the boulder because of difficulty in bringing down heavy equipment to the affected part of the plant during bad weather.

Baños however said that Primewater hopes to remove the boulder once the weather improves.

“This changes the scenario a lot.  With the change in weather, once the boulder gets dislodged, it’s back to normal,” Baños said.  (Liza Jocson)