DAVAO City Water District (DCWD) reported that the water service connections in all areas experiencing low water pressure to no water due to the flooding incident on Wednesday, August 28, in the city have already resumed.
“As of Friday most of the affected areas have recovered already. Since Thursday until yesterday, we conducted water deliveries based on requests. Today (September 1), we have not received any requests so far, yet if there will be a call, we will deploy water tanks,” DCWD deputy spokesperson Jovana Cresta Duhaylungsod said in the vernacular through a text message yesterday, September 1.
“We never really had a downtime ever since the flood incident except during the power interruption, which is a precautionary measure of Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC). There were just some flood-stricken areas that experienced low water pressure to no water since they used water at the same time for cleaning and there were service line leaks after the flood,” she added.
During the flooding incident on Wednesday, four of DCWD’s production wells serving Line 1 of Dumoy Water Supply System were non-operational as these were affected by the power interruption. The City Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) confirmed that flood-stricken areas were Los Amigos and Tugbok Proper of Tugbok District, Barangay Talomo of Talomo District, Barangay Wangan of Calinan District, Catalunan Pequeño, Ulas, Bangkal, and Matina Aplaya.
The DCWD advised its customers to immediately report incidents of pipeline leaks so they could conduct repair works and restore water service. Duhaylungsod said there were several service line leaks reported and some leaks were not easy to locate but they were able to repair all the damaged pipelines.
She said they coordinated with the City Social Services and Development Office (CSSDO) for the dispatch of water tanks in Taal Street and Talomo Proper while water supply was still not available.
Two water tanks were delivered from 1 to 10 p.m. every day from Thursday until Saturday in areas like Taal Street, San Juan Street, San Roque Street, and Phase 3 of NHA Bangkal.
“We only deliver until 10 p.m. since water pressure is strong by the time,” she said, adding that as part of their continued monitoring, they could be contacted for cases of low water pressure to no water so they can provide appropriate intervention.