ANGELES CITY -- A barangay chairman here has appealed to the Angeles City Water District (ACWD) to defer the implementation of the water rate adjustment in the city.

Salapungan chairman Robert Yeen asked the ACWD to suspend the water rate increase, which was already posted in different barangay halls here.

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Yeen said that the water rate adjustment will greatly affect the residence, considering the global economic slowdown last year.

The ACWD Board approved on November 18, 2005 the water rate increase and was affirmed by the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) Board of Trustees through Resolution 612 on November 17, 2009.

The rate was from P140 to P170 for the first 10 cubic meters with almost P50 increase.

For the succeeding usage (11 to 20 cubic meter), the old rate is P15.25 per cubic meter and the new rate is P18 per cubic meter.