COWD asked to present real situation of water supply in CDO
“With due respect to our city water district, let us give them a chance to present the real current situation of the domestic water (supply) and what is really their plan to provide what is needed to the households in the city.”
This was the manifestation of Councilor Romeo V. Calizo as part of his special report during the regular session of the City Council presided over by Vice Mayor Jocelyn B. Rodriguez.
According to Calizo and based on the initial findings conducted by the committee on public utilities, out of 100,000 households (random) in the city, almost all of them have complained about the scarcity of water supply in their respective areas.
Domestic water has become a lingering problem at present even in moderately affected areas and may even worsen in the future considering the city’s development in infrastructure where the next generation will likely suffer, the councilor lamented.
In order to alleviate the problem, the city’s barangays have conjoined with several water service providers causing more traffic issues and other infrastructure drawbacks but the dilemma of water supply is still not being addressed, Calizo further cited.
With this predicament, the councilor recommended that the general manager or the Chairman of the Board of the Cagayan de Oro Water District (COWD) be invited to the plenary to present the real situation of domestic water supply in the city and their plans to resolve this problem.
“Who knows (if) it is really the water district who is supposed to solve the problem or the local government supports them so that the problem shall be solved?”, the councilor concluded in his report.