WATER STATUS UPDATE AFTER SEVERE TROPICAL STORM ODETTE (as of 12/19/2021 11:45AM)

As of December 19, 2021, the present water supply of the Butuan City Water District (BCWD) has been hampered due to the damages incurred to its bulk water supplier – the Taguibo Aquatech Solutions Corporation (TASC) at Sitio Iyao, Barangay Anticala brought about by Severe Tropical Storm Odette. Only four (4) pumping stations of BCWD are functioning to provide water to the City. However, as of press time, two (2) pump stations are not operational due to power outage. BCWD is still coordinating with ANECO for the restoration of its power.

As an immediate solution to the problem, BCWD has been coordinating with the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) of Butuan City for the conduct of water rationing to provide water to all its concessionaires. As agreed upon during the coordination meeting at the Butuan City Hall, the CDRRMO is responsible for dispatching the water tankers to the areas and for the conduct of rationing while BCWD is responsible for providing the water that the tankers use for the rationing. As such, BCWD ensures that its tapping point for the tankers is well maintained and does not have any leaks so that no water will be wasted during the loading of the water tankers. Personnel from BCWD are present to assist during the loading of the water tankers.

For the schedule of the water rationing, you may check the official Facebook page of the Butuan City PIO as they will be responsible for posting the schedule of water rationing for the day. The role of BCWD during the water rationing is to provide the water supply for the tankers. For those concessionaires who wish to be included in the schedule of water rationing, you may contact the CDRRMO through contact numbers 09217687287 / 09561333998 / 8152607.

Furthermore, BCWD is advising concessionaires that received rationed water from the tankers, not to drink the water directly as a safety precaution. Concessionaires may boil the water before drinking or for cooking purposes. This boil advisory was issued as a health precaution to all concessionaires of BCWD.

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Last Update: December 19, 2021