Repair of the submarine pipe of Rio Verde Water Consortium Inc. (RVWCI), Cagayan de Oro City Water District’s bulk supplier, is expected to be completed today, October 25, 2017. This development comes after Rio Verde requested for a one week extension from its original commitment of restoring normal supply last October 18.

Several barangays in the west part of the city experienced very low pressure to no water when the pipe which crosses the Cagayan de Oro River was damaged by the strong river currents and earthquake which hit the city last month. More or less 24,953 connections were initially affected. Gradually, water supply was restored in 95% of these areas. By October 07, however, only 1,937 connections, mostly in Lumbia and Opol remained either waterless or with very intermittent supply. Water delivery has since been concentrated to these areas.

photo by Rio Verde Water Consortium, Inc.

Though repairs will be completed today, it will take one more day for sufficient pressure to be built before normal supply to the affected areas will be restored. Therefore, COWD customers in Lumbia, those along Masterson Avenue and those residing in elevated portions of Opol may expect normal supply by tomorrow, Thursday, October 26.

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