A DAVAO City Councilor lambasted Tuesday the Davao City Water District for negligence for its failure to provide sufficient water supply to water concessionaires in the second district.
City Councilor Danilo Dayanghirang accused DCWD of negligence and that it has been supplying water of dubious quality and that consumers are still billed.
In a petition addressed to Davao City Mayor Sara Carpio-Duterte last January 23, the councilor said residents have been suffering sleepless nights because they have to stay up late in the evening in order to store water for the day's consumption.
Dayanghirang, during the Pulong-pulong ni Pulong media conference, said that during the dialogue last Saturday, a barangay captain told him that dengue cases in Cabantian went up because of the tendency of people to store water.
The councilor appealed to the mayor to urge DCWD to reimburse payment, distribute through water trucks, and review where the DCWD funds were spent.
DCWD spokesperson, Bernard Delima, in response to Dayanghirang's complaint said the DCWD is collecting a fixed rate of 100 pesos for a minimum of 10 cubic meters.
Delima said the rate was approved by Local Water Utilities Administration, and is imposed in the other districts.
He added allegation of the rise of the dengue cases caused by the stocking of water is illogical since dengue mosquitoes thrive in stagnant water, while the water stocked by residents are used up throughout the day.
The city is expecting the arrival of distribution trucks to bring water to residents while the construction of the Indangan production well is being hastened, Delima said.
Delima added DCWD is ready to appear before Duterte-Carpio to answer the petition.