THE Davao City Water District (DCWD) announced a water service interruption from 9 a.m. of February 3 until 9 a.m. of February 4, affecting all areas served by Line 1 of Dumoy Water Supply System (WSS).

These areas include some Bangkal areas (San Juan Subdivision, San Roque Village, Muslim Village, NHA Kadayawan Homes, Santos Marketing Subdivision, Flores Village, SM Village, Ortega Village, Royal Valley Subdivision, and Central Park Subdivision), entire Matina Aplaya (from Matina Crossing to Doña Luisa Village Phase 2), entire Matina (from Centerpoint to Bankerohan Bridge, and immediate environs), some Maa areas (from NCCC Mall to Emerald Village, Royal Pines, Davao Memorial Park, Palanca Village, Coca-Cola Village, Juario Village, DBP Village, Matina Gravahan, Riverview Garden Homes, Emerald Village, and Morales Village), entire Ecoland Subdivision Phase 1 to 7, including Juna Subdivision, Quimpo Blvd., and SM Ecoland, entire Bucana (SIR Phase 1 and 2, Savina, Sitio Narra, Manggahan, St. John, Agro Compound, Kasilak, Sto. Niño, Bilusa, Sanasa, Busna, and Ecoland Terminal), some areas in Barangay Langub (from Shrine Hills up to Sitio Mojon, Langub), some downtown areas (Barangays 1, 2, 3, 4, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, and 40 and right portion of Quirino Avenue from Metro Circle to Davao Mental Hospital), entire Barrio Obrero, portion of Cabaguio Avenue (from Deco Machine Shop going to Agdao Flyover), entire Agdao, including R. Castillo (Jerome Extension to Alcantara), Wilfredo Aquino (Jereza Subdivision, Park Avenue, Sarphil Avenue, New Salmonan, and Water Lily Village), Gov. Vicente Duterte (NHA Agdao, Sto. Niño Kasadya Village, and San Miguel Village), Leon Garcia Sr. (Gotamco, Coreas Village, Baybay Carpenter, Barrio Bagumbayan, and Agdao Beach), Ubalde (Ubalde Village and Sto. Niño Pelayo Village), Lapu-lapu (Davao Farms and Bayside Village), San Antonio (Ruiz Village, Denia Village, YFC Village, Freedom Settlers, Ibula Village, and Belisario Village), and Centro (San Francisco Village, Mintrade, South San Juan, North San Juan, and Fatima Village).

The water service interruption will give way to improvement works in preparation for the Davao City Bulk Water Supply Project of DCWD, which upon completion in 2019 will improve water supply in Davao City.

The improvement works to be done include the tapping of the newly installed pipelines to the existing pipelines at Tulip Drive corner Gen. McArthur Highway, Ma-a Road corner Gen. McArthur Highway, and Acacia St. in Juna Subdivision corner Gen. McArthur Highway, and interconnection of the newly installed pipeline to the existing pipeline at Ecoland Drive corner Times Beach.

Also to be done are preventive maintenance works, such as replacement of butterfly valve at Talomo Sump Compound and at McArthur Highway corner Lanzona Subdivision, replacement of gate valve at McArthur Highway corner Lopez Village Balusong Matina, and installation of isolation valve at Dumoy Production Well 2 and 3.

General manager Engr. Edwin Regalado said with the completion of the tapping and interconnection works, the excavated pavements along Gen. McArthur Highway and Ecoland Drive will then be scheduled for restoration for the convenience of the general public.

On behalf of the DCWD management, he also asked for the understanding and cooperation of the would-be affected customers.

Residents of the areas to be affected were also advised to store water in clean and covered containers, as water supply may be restored earlier if work goes smoothly or later if unforeseen problems arise.

The general public may visit the DCWD website and official Facebook page, or call the Central Information Unit/Call Center through the 24 hour hotline 297-DCWD (3293) and press "1" on their phone dial for the latest daily water updates.

Contact 0927-7988966, 0925-5113293, and 0908-4410653 for other updates, complaints, queries, and matters pertaining to DCWD services. (Camille Margarette U. Solon)