Water supplied by the Cagayan de Oro City Water District (COWD) is going back to its normal operations after two weeks of experiencing irregularities and shortage. This is due to the successful construction of the Rio Verde Water Consortium Inc, (RVWCI) that has now resumed supplying over 40, 000 cubic meters of water to COWD.
In an article from Sunstar Cagayan de Oro, RVCWI Senior Vice President for Operations, Engineer Joffrey Hapitan, said that the resumption of RVCWI’s operations will only back up the responsibility of COWD to ensure water supply to all its consumers especially the most affected western part of the city.
Water delivered by RVCWI to COWD will have its take-off area at uphill Pueblo de Oro. However, COWD Assistant General Manager Engr. Bienvenido Batar said that there is still an insufficient supply of in Barangay Lumbia and in Youngsville Subdivision and Pag-ibig Citihomes at the Municipality of Opol, Misamis Oriental.
He claimed the main problem lies in the fact that water pressure at the point of delivery is “practically zero” and water pressure is the main requirement for water supply to reach far places.
As of this writing, the construction of the cofferdam is underway while the damaged underwater pipeline will start repair today that is expected to be done on October 15. Both are damaged after an earthquake hit the city last September and due to the strong water current of Cagayan River.