12-hour water stoppage to hit Talisay, parts of Cebu
CEBU, Philippines — Water consumers in some parts of the cities of Cebu and Talisay are advised to store water for a 12-hour interruption tomorrow due to a major leak repair.
In a press statement released by the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD), the affected areas are parts of Gorordo Avenue, Gen. Maxilom Avenue, MJ Cuenco Avenue, Mabolo, pier area, Labangon, Banawa, Mambaling, Basak, Kinasang-an, Pardo, Quiot and Talisay City.
MCWD said that the portion of a 700-millimeter-diameter transmission pipe at Pleasant Homes, Labangon, Cebu City will be repaired starting at 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
“The 12-hour repair work will include the draining of the pipe which will take hours since the pipe carries thousands of gallons of water per hour,” MCWD said.
MCWD said that a leak repair includes welding or replacing the damaged portion of the pipe.
Aside from stopping the loss of water, it added that repairing the leaks ensures the improvement of the water pressure and supply in the areas served.
Under MCWD’s Water Safety Plan, leaks need to be repaired immediately to prevent any contamination.
The water district is appealing for the affected consumers’ cooperation and patience. (FREEMAN)