By Mary Lailani P. Tupaz Published on June 10, 2019
NAVAL, Biliran, June 10 (PIA) — The Naval Water District (NWD), this province, is now eyeing to develop rivulets and water sources as the entire area coverage is experiencing water shortage, said Manager Mario Robenta.
Robenta said the water sources, which they find closer to the current sources, are located in Sitio Cabadiangan in Brgy. Lucsoon and Busay in Brgy. Talustusan.
However, this will takes time to realize considering the processes they need to undergo, he said.
For the meantime, Robenta appealed for consumers’ forbearance on the scarcity of water supply in some parts of their coverage area.
He informed that the intense heat and long dry season resulted to low water supply from their six reservoirs.
NWD has six water sources identified as Pili Spring 1, Pili Spring 2, and Pili Spring 3, all located in Brgy. Lucsoon; Magtaran-an Spring and Sabong Spring in Brgy. Talustusan; and Bungot Spring in Brgy. Lico.
Of the six resevoirs, only Bungot Spring maintains enough supply of water while all the other five reservoirs have reached its critical levels, thus, water is no longer sufficient to supply all its over 6,300 concessionaires.
Moreover, despite the scarcity of water supply, NWD utilized its 10-cubic meter water tanker in delivering and rationing potable water to its consumers who are experiencing water shortage in Atipolo Proper, Lower Anas, Highway Atipolo, all of Brgy. Atipolo; Putat in Sagrada, Takong, Butay, Santol, all in Brgy. P. I. Garcia; and Lupa in Brgy. Calumpang.
Robenta disclosed that out of the 6,300 NWD registered consumers, only 9 percent totally lost water supply 24/7, 21 percent has water in their faucets from 11 p.m. until 4 a.m. the following day, while 70 percent enjoy 24 hours supply of water from their faucets.
With the scarcity of water supply, Manager Robenta urged everyone to immediately report to NWD office for disconnected problems as well as leaking pipes for immediate action. He also advised to conserve and not to waste water so that water supply will reach to other areas.
Meanwhile, NWD initiates tree planting activity every year during their anniversary in March, in time for the World Water Day celebration, Robenta added.
Robenta was the guest during the recent PIA-Biliran’s Pulong-Pulong ng Bayan radio program over Radyo Natin-Naval. (LDL/MLT/PIA-8, Biliran)