WATER RATIONING : April 15, 2016

April 15, 2016


As the El Niño Phenomenon continues to wreak havoc to the environment, the greatest effect it has so far is in the water supply of Butuan City Water District (BCWD).


BCWD relies mostly for its water supply from its surface water source --- the Taguibo River. Due to the long period of drought experienced by the City, the Taguibo River has become very shallow thereby making it incapable of providing the needed volume of water supply. Based from the average flow of the water supplied from the Infiltration Gallery as of April 1-15, 2016, total volume is only 569.67 cubic meters per hour compared to March 2016 average flow of 895.05 cubic meters per hour. This is less than half of the water demand of 1,208.32 cubic meters per hour for the 41,428 active service connections of BCWD. Although BCWD has been operating its five (5) pumping stations to augment the water supply, it is still not enough to cater to the demand of the BCWD concessionaires. Due to this situation, BCWD will be conducting water rationing for its concessionaires especially those located at the end points of the system.


Two tankers from BCWD’s private partner, EquiParco, will be roaming around the City to provide water to the BCWD concessionaires. The following barangays will be visited by the tankers:


Area 1 – April 15, 2016 (Starting 3:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.)

Prince Kim Subdivision

San Vicente


Villa Kananga


Area 2 – April 16, 2016 (Starting 5:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.)

Ideal Homes






Area 3 – April 16, 2016 (Starting 3:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.)





For other areas, please keep posted for further updates.

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