ZAMBOANGA CITY: Water services interrupted by heavy rains and flooding have resumed in many villages following a marathon repair by the local water utility.
The Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD) said that operations group head, Assistant General Manager Alejo Rojas Jr. and his team were on call 24/7 during the interruption of water services until regular services have resumed.
Zamboanga was battered by weeks of heavy rains that submerged many areas and damaged several ZCWD facilities affecting at least twelve villages in the eastern and western coasts.
In its post-service reports, the ZCWD said in ¤¤the east coast, the main transmission line in Sitio Brea was damaged by fallen trees.
Service in the villages of Lumayang and Lumbangan was also interrupted. Although the repair team was dispatched immediately to oversee the repair, they had to go back few days after as crossing the river was dangerous because of the high water level. A day after the repair was completed the water service was again interrupted—landslide in another part of the village.
A fallen coconut tree also damaged the ZCWD’s pipeline in Lupirao and affected services in the villages of Tolosa, Lanzones, Guisao and Cabaluay. Repair team was immediately dispatched to fix the problem.
A pipeline on Cawit Bridge also affected the villages of Cawit, Maasin and Sinunuc.