BACOLOD City Councilor Bartolome Orola urged Bacoleños to practice water conservation and recycling techniques in their respective households to lessen the water shortage in the city.
Orola, chairperson of the City Council Committee on markets, said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration warned that all provinces in Western Visayas will feel the effects of dry spell, especially in April.
“We should practice water conservation and limit the use of water to only what are essential and indispensable needs in order to lessen water shortage,” he said.
Orola noted that there are frequent news items on millions of pesos worth of damage to crops due to the deleterious effects of El Niño all over the country.
“Our constituents in the rural areas are mostly dependent on water wells, rivers or lakes as their alternative water source for their daily needs,” Orola said.
He said a number of water wells, rivers and lakes around Bacolod City have begun to dry up as a result of the dry spell, which will greatly affect their water source.
“As our own contribution to mitigate the effects of El Niño, it is highly encouraged that every Bacolodnon contribute to the conversation of our water resources even in their own small way,” Orola said.
Every household should start water recycling by using dirty water on the lawns or the garden, rather than using water fresh from the tap.
Orola disclosed that it is also prudent to minimize utilization of water for recreational purposes if at all possible. (MAP)