Iloilo starts rationing water

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ILOILO CITY: More than 10,000 water concessionaires in the franchise area of the Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) are bearing the thrice weekly water rationing scheme as water output from its treatment plant dropped drastically from 29,000 cubic meters to 19,500 cubic meters per day.

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MIWD general manager Imelda Magsuci admitted that they could not cope with the demand in their franchise area, especially in Iloilo City, as water level in the Maasin dam also dropped to the critical level.

MIWD is the lone water district here sourcing its water supply mainly from the Maasin River, with its water treatment plant in nearby Santa Barbara town.

Water rationing was deemed necessary to serve the needs of the concessionaires in the municipality of Pavia and Iloilo City as a hot summer season and the El Niño phenomenon continue to hit the province.

Water rationing is done on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 12 midnight and 8 a.m., in Pavia CPU Centennial Subd., Don Julio Subd., SLO Subd., Westville, Avida, Park Regency, Barangay Balabag, Kasadyahan and Pandac, Pavia. From 8 a.m. to 5p.m. in Sacred Heart Subd., Ana Ros, Landheights, Imperial 5 and 6 JMI, JEM, Witrap, NHA, Jefferson and Austery Subd; the villages of Sooc, Hibao-an, Pali, Onte, Mirasol, Jesena, Guzman, Benedicto, Mejorada and Rizal streel, all in Mandurriao district.

Between 5p.m. and 12midnight, water is delivered in Molo and Arevalo districts, the villages of San Jose, San Antonio, Ccompania, Fundidor, San Juan-Boulevard, Avancena, Gloryville Subd., Southville, JMI, VML, Lopez, Landheights 1 and 2 and Quezon and Yulo streets.

On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, water rationing scheme is done from 12 midnight until 8 a.m. in the villages of San Isidro, Sambag, Ungka 1 and 2 in Jaro district, diversion road, Barangay Bakhadw and Bolilao in Mandurriao district, the villages Cochero and South Baluarte in Molo; Iloilo fishing port complex, Barangay Timawa and Iloilo Doctors Hopsital, Barangay Tanza, San Felix, Malipayon, Bagumbayan, Aurora Subd., and Ledesma Streeet in the city proper. Between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., water is rationed at Savannah Subd., Barangay Jibao-an, Pavia, 1 on Centennial, Barangay San Jose, San Miguel, Iloilo; Q Abeto, Mandurriao, Western Visayas Medical Center, and Imperial 3 Subd., in Mandurriao. Also from 5p.m. to 12 midnight water is available at M.H. del Pilar, Molo; Gen. Luna, Delgado,Valeria, Quezon and Mabini streets and the rest of the city proper as well as in Bo. Obrero and Loboc villages in Lapuz.

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