CSFWD urges folks to conserve water

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014


CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The City of San Fernando Water District (CSFWD) on Wednesday assured its consumers here that water supply for the city will be stable despite the prevailing El Nino phenomenon that is now drying up dams all across Central Luzon.

General manager Jorge Gumba said the water utility will be able to serve its water concessionaires even as the dry spell continues until mid-June. At present, CSFWD supplies 20,000 cubic meters of water for 35,000 concessionaires regularly.

However, the demand usually goes up during the summer season. Water, as a vital resource, should be conserved to further benefit more people in the community where it is served by water utilities, he said.

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In 2013, the water utility opened its P7-million central business district pumping station in Barangay Dolores to cope up with the water needs of the booming industry in the city.

"Even if we have enough pumping stations, consumers should take into account that water is something that should be conserved. Water used for washing clothes could be used for cleaning while water used in the kitchen could be used to water plants. Simple initiatives like these can greatly help in conserving this vital resource," Gumba said.

The water utility hosts yearly a water conservation forum and activities involving students to teach them the value of conserving water. It celebrates the yearly World Water Day with the water utility hoping to entice the younger generation to become partners in water conservation.

The water utility also hosts yearly tree planting events in Mt. Arayat and areas where reforestation is needed. Gumba said that the water utility is always a ready partner on water resources conservation.

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on May 22, 2014.

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