Congressional inquiry up on MIWD

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

ILOILO City’s Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) will be the subject of a congressional inquiry, said lone district Representative Jerry P. Treñas.

Treñas said the city must have continuous and enough water supply from the MIWD, but after more than a decade, good water service remains elusive and not reaching the intended concessionaires.

Treñas added he is working it out to conduct a congressional hearing in aid of legislation so that the consumers will not be left in vain.

Despite the court’s decision that the appointing authority to members of the MIWD board of directors lies on the Iloilo provincial governor, the water service remains the same.

Water suppliers Flowater Resources and Prime Water are the winning bidders, but there is no water in several areas in the city.

The city has more than 30,000 water concessionaires out of the 32,000 registered water users in the MIWD franchise area in the city, and the municipalities of Pavia, Sta Barbara, Cabatuan, Maasin, Leganes, parts of Zarraga and Oton, all in the province of Iloilo.

Treñas was informed that 39 city villages are not served at all by the water district, while 65 barangays suffered water rotation service every other day.

Only 73 barangays out of the total 180 villages are fully served by water in three districts, namely, Jaro, Mandurriao and La Paz districts.

The barangays with no MIWD pipeline are Bitoon, Buhang, Buntatala, Camalig, Lanit, Tacas and Tagbak in Jaro district; Dungon C, San Rafael and Sta Rosa in Mandurriao district; and Bantud, Banuyao, Hinactacan, San Isidro, Sta Isabel, Tabuc Suba and Ticud in La Paz district.

The barangays with MIWD pipeline but not served with water are Concepcion, Legaspi, Monica, Sto Rosario, Veterans Village, Zamora Melliza, Baybay Tanza, Bonifacio Tanza, Esperanza Tanza, Maria Clara, Ortiz, Palapala I, Palapala II, Rizal Estanzulea, Tanza Zone II and Gen Hughes in the city proper; Calaparan, Sta Cruz, Sto Niño Norte and Sto Niño Sur in Arevalo district; Calumpang and San Juan in Molo district.

Served only on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday are Arsenal Aduana, Bagumbayan Delgado, Danao, Ed Ganzon, Flores, Gloria, Hipodromo, Inday, Kahirupan, Kauswagan, Liberation, Mabolo, Magsaysay, Malipayon, Muelle Loney, Nonoy, Osmeña, Rizal Ibarra, Rizal Rima, Roxas Village, Sampaguita, San Agustin, San Felix, San Jose, Yulo Arroyo, Pres. Roxas, Tanza Zone I, Villa Anita and Wilson Jalandoni, all in the city proper; served on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday are Avanceña, Cochero, Compania, East Baluarte, Habog-habog West, Infante, Kasingkasing, Katilingban, North Baluarte, North Fundidor, North San Jose, Poblacion, Salvacion Habog-habog, San Antonio, San Pedro, South Baluarte, South Fundidor, South San Jose, Taal, Tap-oc, West Timawa, West Timawa, and Molo Boulevard, all in Molo district; Calajunan, Guzamn Jesena, Hibao-an Norte, and Hibao-an Sur in Mandurriao district; Bonifacio, Dulunan, Quezon, San Jose, Sooc, Sta Filomena, Sto Domingo, Yulo Drive and Mohon in Arevalo district. (LCP)

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