's over 120 wells in Metro Cebu rely on electricity.
In March 2019, MCWD
reported that the water at the dam has dropped from 6,000 cubic meters to only 1,500 cubic meters, reaching critical level.
Kara said the MCWD
had installed booster pumps to bring water from a new dam in Carmen town to Cebu City.
Kara said MCWD
supplies only 43 percent of the domestic and commercial water needs of eight local government units in Cebu.
Water tank trucks of DPS, barangay fire brigades, MCWD
, and BFP will be mobilized for the distribution of water.
said its Buhisan Dam, located in an upland village in Cebu City, had 'zero production' starting this week.
said 69 percent of the water supply in Metro Cebu comes from groundwater sources, which is not directly affected by the shortage of rainfall.
Water production in its Jaclupan Dam in Talisay City went down to 19,000 cu m from 33,000 cu m, said MCWD
spokesperson Charmaine Rodriguez-Kara.
Charmaine Kara, MCWD
community relations and external affairs manager, said Tuesday water service hours have been reduced to six to eight hours daily as 70 percent of its ground water wells have been fatally compromised while water production at the Buhisan Dam has totally stopped.
Maria Dianne Rallon, Senior Project and Development Officer of the Watershed and Environment Division of the Metro Cebu Water District (MCWD
), said the previous plans had a lot of data gaps.
Especially in poor areas where return on investment is low and risks are higher and it is not commercial viable for MCWD
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