THE Cagayan de Oro City Government is currently rationing water to residents of a relocation site in Barangay Mambuaya whose water supply was cut due to the series of earthquakes.
City Administrator Teddy Sabuga-a said the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Department (CDRRMD) has been delivering water for residents who have no water since Saturday, November 9.
City Building Official Engineer Isidro Obligado said the production well was damaged, causing the water supply interruption.
"I already called the National Housing Authority (NHA) kay ilaha man ang relocation. The water supplier Kyogojo also told them nga modagan pa ug one week ang repairs," Obligado said.
Obligado urged the NHA and the water provider to fast-track the repairs or look for other ways to supply water to the affected households.
Sabuga-a pointed out the importance of improving the water services of the city, and one way to do this, he said, is through supporting the Cagayan de Oro City Water District (Cowd) financially.
"This is the reason why Mayor Moreno wanted to include in our 2020 budget nga P500 million nga atong ipahulam sa Cowd para in 2022, makaexpand na gyud sila. And we need funds for that, mao na nga dapat lang motabang ang syudad kaysa ing-ani lang ang situation pirmi," he added.
Included in the P7.5-billion proposed budget of Mayor Oscar Moreno, is the P500 million worth of financial aid of the City Government to Cowd, which will be in a form of a loan agreement between the water district and the city.