11-hour brownout from Naga to Sibonga on Sunday

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AN 11-HOUR brownout will happen on Sunday, December 9, in 15 localities where electricity is being supplied by Cebu Electric Cooperative (CEBECO) 1.

This is because CEBECO 1 is set to replace dilapidated electrical posts along the 69-kilovolt line from the City of Naga to Sibonga town.

Due to the 11-hour power interruption on Sunday, around eight out of 15 barangays in Carcar City whose water is being supplied by the Carcar Water District, which is also affected by the power outage, will experience low pressure to no water supply.

Sonon Dakay, Cebeco 1 radio tender, said the power service interruption would start around 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.

In a statement, Cebeco 1 officials said there is a possibility that the power interruption will end earlier than scheduled as long as unavoidable circumstances will not occur.

Aside from Carcar City, also affected are the towns of Sibonga, Argao, Dalaguete, Alcoy, Boljoon, Barili, Dumanjug, Ronda, Alcantara, Moalboal, all barangays in Badian except a portion of Matutinao; all barangays in Malabuyoc except Cerdeña; all barangays in Alegria except Inghoy and Valencia; and all barangays in San Fernando except Balungag, Tubod and Tabionan.

Once the power interruption starts, water supply in eight barangays in Carcar City such as Poblacion 1, Liburon, Canasujan, Perrelos, Tuyom, Valladolid, Ocaña, and Guadalupe will be affected as well.

In an advisory, the Carcar Water District urged their clients especially those living in the eight affected barangays to store an ample supply of water in preparation for the water interruption. (SCG of Superbalita Cebu)