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Addressing water needs through pressure mgt and public support

Several reports from residents within the service coverage regarding intermittent water supply have reached the Metropolitan Naga Water District (MNWD) for the last two weeks since the end of August. Consumers have expressed their concern about low pressure and in some cases no supply at all, especially during peak hours. In a recent press release, MNWD General Manager Virgilio B. Luansing I, addressed the current status of the water supply and measures being undertaken by the district to sustain it.

Constant monitoring is crucial in effectively managing water pressure. MNWD's Pipeline Leakage Control & Non-Revenue Water Management Division (PLCNRWMD), conducts such monitoring around the clock.

Customer information plays a big role in the success of pressure management which aims at supplying clean, potable, and regulated water supply.

During the interview, GM Luansing assured the public that MNWD is doing its best to maintain the water supply within its service coverage despite the continuous decline in the spring discharge since the onset of August. According to him pressure management is one technical aspect and a critical method being applied by MNWD to properly distribute the available water we have from the sources.

To effectively manage water pressure, constant monitoring must be carried out in all areas of concern by the Pipeline Leakage Control & Non-Revenue Water Management Division (PLCNRWMD). This technical group dedicate their expertise through regulation of flows and pressures in order to maintain a constant supply of clean and potable water apart from addressing leakage situations. However, this method takes considerable time and effort because any adjustments in one location may affect another hence, careful observation is required. Support from our consumers through their feedback is likewise a vital factor for the success of said approach.

MNWD acknowledges the fact that water is needed – everywhere and all the time; however, with the current trend and characteristic of water as a finite source, the district is faced with various challenges. These challenges include addressing the present and future demand plus providing access to residents in remote areas of jurisdiction. One by one, MNWD is eagerly working towards the completion of these tasks whilst continuously looking for additional sources and ways to enhance supply and services.

In the final part of the interview, GM Luansing asked for the community’s help and cooperation, by informing the district of concerns regarding water pressure and supply through the MNWD official communication channels. (YMMSavilla)


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