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Water provide woes grip Cagayan de Oro

Cagayan de Oro Water District

| PHOTO: Official fb web page of the Cagayan de Oro Water District

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Some 40,000 households in this metropolis both misplaced or are experiencing low-pressure water provide as the majority water supplier of Cagayan de Oro Water District (COWD) shut off its valves on Tuesday.

In an advisory, Cagayan de Oro Bulk Water Inc. (COBI) stated it minimize off water provide to COWD at 10 a.m. on Tuesday after listening to nothing from COWD on its demand for the latter to settle it P470 million obligation for earlier bulk water deliveries.

COWD has contested the billing, claiming that it has not collected from water concessionaires an elevated fee for its service therefore isn’t in a monetary place to pay.

COBI’s billing was based mostly on an adjusted fee that elements in an computerized improve each three years.

COBI provides 80 to 100 million liters of water per day to COWD.

“We deeply remorse to tell the residents of Cagayan de Oro Metropolis that, as of 10:00 this time, that the primary provide valves supplying each the east and west pipelines resulting in the water distribution of the water district have been closed,” COBI stated in a press release.

Affected have been the villages of Iponan, Bulua, Patag, Higher Carmen, Canitoan, Pagatpat, Camaman-an, and parts of Lumbia, Lapasan, Gusa, and Macasandig, in addition to Barra and Igpit in Opol city, Misamis Oriental.

Since Might 1, the town authorities has put up a contingency plan in case COBI lastly decides to chop its water provide, with Mayor Rolando Uy organizing an incident administration workforce and positioned the town underneath a state of emergency.

Town authorities has tapped personal water vans, and the Bureau of Hearth Safety to make sure unhampered water distribution to affected residents.

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