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MNWD eyes Camaligan gate bulbs, addressing water scarcity

By Paulo DS. Papa


TO address the water supply issue in Camaligan town, Camarines Sur, the pressure management team of the Metro Naga Water District (MNWD) was assigned to adjust gate bulbs in several parts of the municipality on May 15.


Late April, this year, the water district admitted that the water pressure from the rehabilitated Canaman Pumping Station was insufficient to supply the whole town. Water was only available at night and in selected parts of the area.


MNWD spokesperson Choppy Dela Cruz said that since the reopening of the pumping station last month, the water district must consider the 12-hour minimum operation in the facility where submersible water pumping machines were installed as part of its rehabilitation.


He said that the minimum hours of operation were observed to test if the water supply in Canaman could fulfill the needs of the Camaligueñan consumers.


On the morning of May 15, he confirmed that the pumping station was operating at its maximum capacity of 16 hours. Additionally, on the same day, the team conducted adjustments of gate bulbs in barangays San Marcos, Sto. Domingo, San Juan and San Mateo.


Furthermore, according to Dela Cruz, once the adjustment was done, the water supply would become sufficient. However, he admitted that the improved supply in the town is not guaranteed this week.

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