ZCWD Discon drive net over 1,000 in June

ZCWD PR014 s. 2021

Over a thousand water connections were cut off from the grid as Zamboanga City Water District intensified its disconnection campaign.

The disconnection drive launched last June 1, 20201 was in response to a board resolution authorizing the district to penalize water connections with back accounts and arrears.

The resolution was approved by the board headed by Chairperson Arnold Martin B. Atilano following a temporary respite granted last year due to the onset of the pandemic to allow time to recover.

In a report submitted by Jessica W, Reyes, Officer-In-Charge of Customer Accounts Division to Sofronio E. Santos, ZCWD disconnection teams netted 1,070 cut offs of delinquent customers in  its city wide campaign for the month of June 2021.

These are broken down as follows, 845 residential, 133 commercial, 46 semi commercial, 39 local government unit offices, and 7 national government offices.

Reyes also reported for the month of June there were 446 reconnections made by the district to the grid.

Of these, 368 residential, 45 commercial, 20 semi commercial, 11 local government unit offices and 2 national government offices.

The district, Reyes further reported managed to collect P2,824, 032.65 in back accounts and re-connection fees.

Meanwhile, Santos announced for the month of July, the district discon drive will concentrate on commercial establishments with back accounts.

Santos said commercial accounts back accounts add up to a sizeable sum which the district hope to recover.

He also added the district is looking at hiring additional personnel to augment the discon teams in the field to hasten the campaign on erring water connections.

Santos issued a call anew to those who have arrears or back accounts to come and settle their bills or to visit the Consumer Welfare Division at the ground floor of the ZCWD Main Office at Pilar Street for proper verification and assessment of their accounts to avoid the inconveniences of disconnection.

Persons to be contacted at the ZCWD office are Jessica W. Reyes and Raymond E. Domingo, or call cellphone numbers 0917-5454868, 0917-7121204 or landline number 993-2517 during office hours.

Santos reminded customers transacting business at all ZCWD outlets and offices to strictly adhere to health protocols such as the wearing of face masks, face shields, bring alcohol disinfectants and observe social or physical distancing at all times.