This is periodically undertaken by the BCWD
to ensure delivery of quality water to the public," the advisory added.
In April 2013, the city government also questioned the 25-year bulk water project agreement the BCWD and TPHR had entered into as it never underwent consultation.
The petitioners, represented by lawyer Froilan Montero, also claimed BCWD did not conduct consultation before entering into an agreement with TPHR, which is allegedly owned by Santian's nephew and Tubay town Vice Mayor Jimmy Beray.
In spite of the good intentions of the BCWD to expand its service even to the outskirts of the city, its outstanding loan from the Local Water Utilities Administration have constricted its financial ability to implement projects.
Still another, a failed bidder in past BCWD projects, also wants a piece of the action.
Currently, BCWD is able to produce only about 70 percent of its capacity after Typhoon "Seniang" and attempts to sabotage BCWD facilities affected the utility's operations.
Barquin said the main feature of the project is that its design and ongoing construction did not cost BCWD anything.
But sources said top city officials had been trying to influence the award of projects by the BCWD to their favored companies.
One of the projects is a P565million bulk water supply and treatment project that BCWD had awarded to Taguibo Aquatech Solutions Corp.
He said he wanted a "new leader at the helm of BCWD.
BCWD has been rationing water from the Agusan River to its 38,000 customers for weeks now.
For nearly a decade, the BCWD
has miserably failed us Butuanons," Torralba told the Philippine Daily Inquirer.