Barangay Ermita soon to have water connections

HUNDREDS of households in Barangay Ermita, Cebu City will soon have water connections as the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) opened seven new water stub-outs in the area.

Lawyer Jose Daluz III, chairman of the Board of Directors (BOD) of MCWD, disclosed this information during their meeting with Ermita barangay captain Mark Miral, barangay councilors and the residents.

The meeting was also attended by MCWD BOD member May Seno and General Manager Edgar Denoso.

The MCWD will meet again in the future with barangay Ermita officials to distribute water application forms to the residents.

Denoso said that the water installation fee of P6,500 will be paid by consumers in 12 equal monthly installments.

Up to 500 cubic meters of water will be supplied to Barangay Ermita to alleviate the problem of water that has been hounding the homeowner’s association there.

Denoso asked the residents not to waste water.

Miral also promised Denoso and other MCWD officials that they would immediately report to their office if they found leaking in the water hoses.

Miral said that they started requesting MCWD for water connections for their barangay in 2018 but their request was put on hold due to the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, prompting the barangay and homeowner’s association to approach Daluz and Denoso to make a follow-up on their request.

Daluz said that MCWD has a water supply of less than 250,000 cubic meters of water per day, which is short of the 600,00 cubic meters needed by consumers in their franchise area in Metro Cebu.

But Daluz assured that the problem will be solved once the 11 desalination plants that will provide 265,000 cubic meters of water per day would already be established. (PAC, TPT)