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Low water pressure is evident in what comes out in this faucet in Barangay Iponan. (photo by joey nacalaban)

Cobi sets shutdown for booster works

By NITZ ARANCON
Correspondent .

THE Cagayan de Oro Bulk Water Inc. (Cobi) would shut down its operations tomorrow night as it installs a booster pump that is seen to significantly improve the water supply next week.

Ladelle Sagrado, spokesperson of the Cagayan de Oro Water District, said Cobi notified COWD about the scheduled 10-hour shutdown yesterday.

Sagrado said the Cobi booster pump, to be set up at the bulk water supplier’s infiltration gallery, would enable the firm to increase the delivery of treated water to the COWD from 40 million liters to 60 million liters a day on or before May 15.

As a result, about half of COWD’s customers or some 40,000 households and establishments, would either experience low water pressure or would have no tap water at all starting on Saturday night.

Sagrado said the Cobi shutdown is scheduled from 8 pm Saturday up to 6 am on Sunday.

COWD said the 10-hour shutdown would result in a disruption of the water supply in Lumbia, Masterson Ave., Bellevue Subdivision, Duhai, Dusay, Dagong, dumpsite, Sacred Heart Village and Palm Springs Subdivision. COWD said the following areas would have low water pressure: Calaanan, Pagatpat, Scions  in Canitoan, Gokingville, Terry Hills, Apovel, Bulua, Iponan up to Opol town in Misamis Oriental.

“Kanang pag-andar sa ilang dako nga booster pump, dry run pa kana pero maka-supply na gyud sila sa 60 thousand cubic meters per day sa COWD kay mao man kana ang ilang  commitment nga before sa May 15, maka-supply na sila sa amo sa  COWD sa 60 thousand cubic meters per day nga volume sa tubig gikan sa karon nga 40 thousand cubic meters per day ra,” said Sagrado.

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