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DCWD: Water supply sufficient amid El Niño

By Kristy Mabulay & Jackylyn Artiaga / UM Interns


THE DAVAO City Water District assures sufficient water supply amid the increasing heat index experienced across the country.

During the AFP-PNP Press Corps on April 17, DCWD spokesperson JC Duhaylungsod said the utility firm has abundant ground and surface water sources to supply to its customers of over a million.

“We are anticipating the rise of water consumption where people use more water because of the continuous rise in heat index,” Duhaylungsod said.

Duhaylungsod reported a delivery of 340,000 cubic meters per day for groundwater, while a minimum of 300,000 cubic meters per day for surface water.

She added it is more than enough as the water requirement in the city runs at 300,000 – 400,000 cubic meters daily. DCWD has close to 250,000 service connections in the city. 

On average, the city’s water demand is 30 cubic meters daily per service connection. However, during the dry season, the demand rises to 33-35 cubic meters per month per service connection. 

Duhaylungsod said the Apo Agua Infrastractura, Inc. has provided them with enough water supply despite the rise in the heat index.

She further advised the public to manage their expectations as some areas may still experience low pressure to no water due to isolated cases.

“We won’t experience days or weeks of having no water, even if we reach a point where we will be relying on groundwater alone for a short period, some areas may experience low water pressure to no water, but rest assured it will be solved within the 24 hours time frame.”


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