City West Coast hit by low water supply. Prime Water reports low output

Zamboanga City Water District yesterday announced water supply in the city’s west coast has drastically decreased resulting in low water pressure in some barangays in the area.

Eng’r Alejo Rojas Jr., Asisstant General Manager for operations said Prime Water, the principal supplier of potable water in the west coast reported a drastic drop in their production levels since last week due to the  hot and dry summer condition.

Rojas added the District will retrofit its production and delivery system to stabilize water distribution in the areas affected.

By retrofitting, the district hopes to divert water from its Pasonanca plants to the west coast area in the meantime Prime water experiences low water production.

Following an executive meeting yesterday afternoon, the district has announced it has ordered eight production wells to full operation anew to help boost water supply and pressure in the west coast.

These are the Ayala I, Tulungatung I and II, Baliwasan, Masiay, Governor Camins, Malasiga and Lupong production wells.

The Operations head also said water tankers of the district will supply highly elevated areas in the west to help stabilize water supply.

Rojas clarified the district is not going into water rationing in the city as he assured the Pasonanca Filtration Plant, the principal supplier of potable water of the district is operating at maximum levels still.

He added water consumers in the west coast will experience lower water pressure than before.

Rojas further said ZCWD engineers will continue monitoring the situation and assured the public of periodic updates in the state of water supply in the city.

He called on residents to help by conserving water in their households with rains expected by May yet.

Zamboanga City was supply is mainly fed by surface water, vulnerable to extreme weather conditions like the dry hot spell currently experienced by the city. (Ed Baños-CREAS ZCWD)