Wednesday, 28 December 2022 04:30


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Newly-appointed Cagayan de Oro Water District (COWD) Board of Directors Janet Carvero Floirendo and Dr. Gerry Caño took their oath before City Mayor Rolando "Klarex" Uy at his office Wednesday morning, December 28, 2022.
Floirendo, representing the Women Sector, and Dr. Caño of the Civic Sector also discussed with the city mayor their plans on how to improve the services of the COWD to the Kagay-anons.
According to Dr. Caño, he plans to investigate the incident which resulted in the recent water shortage in some western areas in Cagayan de Oro for almost three days.
This will be done after the approval during a meeting with the other members of the COWD Board of Directors on January 3, 2023.
It can be recalled that on December 16, COWD’s bulk water supplier, COBI, conducted repair work on their pipeline in Taguanao in barangay Indahag, but on December 17, the COWD received an update from COBI stating that the extent of the damage on their bridge crossing would entail further repair work.
Moreover, COBI would have to install concrete support for the structure, which they estimated will take three days to complete. However, COBI completed its repairs on their leaking transmission line in Taguanao on December 18, and in the afternoon of the same day, it resumed the delivery of bulk water supply to COWD.
"Nag-ingon man sila nga ang hinungdan nga nawala ang tubig sa dakbayan mao nga naguba ang tubo nga mao'y ga-supply sa tubig, kining COBI nga company. Atong gitan-aw ang mga pictures nga ilang gipakita ug atong makit-an nga medyo naay problema," Dr. Caño said.
"Ako, isip bag-ong miyembro sa Board sa Water District, gusto nako masayran ang technical background from the construction hangtod sa pagkahitabo. Kay dapat naay manubag ug naa gyu’y dapat mobayad sa nahitabo nga naghatag og kadaot sa atong katawhan sa dakbayan sa Cagayan de Oro," he added.
City Mayor Klarex Uy, for his part, emphasized the importance of water to the people of Cagayan de Oro, saying that the problem in the water supply can affect the development of the city.
The city mayor hopes that with the two newly appointed COWD Board of Directors, the water supply issue will be solved soon. (JAS/photos by Rod Constantino of CIO)