RIO Verde Water Consortium Inc. has continued to repair its 650-mm diameter pipeline, and despite an improvement in the water supply in many western areas of the city this week, the situation would not normalize until after Sunday.
The Cagayan de Oro Water District yesterday quoted Rio Verde senior vice president for operations Joffrey Hapitan as saying that the repair is expected to be completed on Oct. 15.
COWD said the restoration of normal water supply to the affected areas is expected a day after or by Monday.
But COWD said that since Monday, an improvement of water pressure has been noted in a number of areas affected by the water crisis that started in late September.
The ongoing Rio Verde pipeline repair has rendered many parts of the west service area of the COWD waterless or with insufficient supply.
COWD said some villages had to solely rely on water delivery for their daily needs.
Among these areas are Lumbia, Canitoan, Pagatpat, Upper Carmen, Patag, Bulua, Iponan, and Opol town in Misamis Oriental.
COWD said it has been using its two tankers to deliver treated water while Rio Verde also provided one.
COWD acknowledged the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in the city and in Opol town for sending fire trucks to help the water district in the deliveries.
COWD also acknowledged the Cagayan Electric Power and Light Co., the Limketkai group and members of the Volunteer Fire Brigade for providing the needed support.
These groups, according to COWD, also helped out when the city was devastated by tropical storm Sendong in 2011 and damaged COWD’s major facilities and service connections.