ZCWD implements rationing, as Prime Water shuts down

Effective 1:00 am today, Zamboanga City Water District implements an emergency rationing scheme to address water supply shortage in the west coast. (click here to view)

The emergency rationing scheme is in response to yesterday’s production shutdown by Prime Water, the bulk water supplier of the district due to technical problems brought about by heavy rainfall and flooding.

The scheme will seek to provide water to key areas of the west coast in the meantime at an average of 6-hour intervals.

Divided into three sections, the west will be supplied by Ayala, Tulungatung and the Pasonanca Water treatment plant.

Ayala and Tulungatung will be augmented by production wells ordered re commissioned by ZCWD management earlier this week.

In the Ayala area, Country Homes will get first crack with water from 1:00 am until 7:00 am followed by Assumption Subdivision and Talisayan get their chance at water from 9:00 am until 3pm and finally Ayala bridge get theirs from 5:00 pm until 11pm.

Recodo area will have Cawit getting water from 1:00 am until 7:00 am, followed by Recodo, Baradero and Ayala Centro  will be with water at 9:00 until 5:00 pm, Tulungatung resettlement, Tulungatung and Cawit Interior will have water from 6:00 until 11:00 pm.

Sinunuc and Katatagan Area will have Pitogo, Sinunuc, Maasin and Caragasan section get water from 1:00 am until 7:00 am, the Golf Course, Westmincom, 28th IB and Katatagan sector will have water 8:00 am until 2:00pm while the Suterville, San Jose Gusu, North Upper Calarian and the Lupong sector will have water from 3:00 pm until 10:00 pm.

The emergency rationing scheme will hope to cover up the slack left by the shutdown of Prime Water Wednesday morning of 1,800 cubic meters per hour of water in the west coast until the bulk water supplier can return back to production.

Water District officials added, the district’s tanker fleet will augment water supply delivery in the areas affected.

Also, the water supply in the west coast is being reinforced by three other production wells in Baliwasan, Masiay and Malasiga.

Technical repairs at Prime Water will commence once weather conditions improve, it was also gathered.

General Manager Leonardo Rey Vasquez asked water district customers in the affected areas to use water judiciously at this time and appealed for patience and understanding as measures are put in place to address the water shortage.( Ed Banos CREAS ZCWD)