Bacolod councilor seeks Baciwa’s explanation on consumption reading

BACOLOD City Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr. is planning to make a request to the management of Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) to explain the hefty increase on water consumption reading on the billing period from April to June 2020.

Gamboa said that he will file a resolution on their next session on Wednesday seeking an explanation and adjustment from Baciwa behind the hefty increase on water consumption reading from April to June.

He said the April and May water billing were all based on a computed average water consumption reading.

“ June 2020 reading has been estimated to have a 100 percent increase from the average water consumption reading,” he added.

Gamboa noted that Baciwa is a government owned and controlled corporation created by law with the task to provide clean and potable water to Bacolod City constituents and the same is imbued with public interest.

Gamboa also earlier authored a resolution requesting the management of Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) to explain the increase in charges and rates during the quarantine period.

Gamboa said Republic Act No. 11469 Section 4 (u) of Bayanihan Law or ‘Bayanihan to Heal as One Act’ mandates to provide sufficient supply of power, fuel, energy and water to protect the people from profiteers, cartels, monopolies and other pernicious practices.


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