TACLOBAN CITY- Families now living at the resettlement sites in this city are to enjoy an uninterrupted water services in two years’ time.
This was disclosed by the general manager of the Leyte Metropolitan Water District (LMWD), Pastor “Patoy” Homeres.
Homeres said that the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) issued a grant of P527 million in favor to LMWD which will be used to fund in providing water to families in the northern part of Tacloban.
The northern part of the city is where 14,433 families to be relocated by the city government after their houses were totally destroyed when supertyphoon “Yolanda” pummeled Tacloban in 2013.
Homeres said that the project, which has a two-year duration, will be bid out next month.
It was learned that the source of water that will be provided to the families in the northern part of the city will come from Barangay Tingib in Pastrana.
LMWD gets much of its water supply from Tingib. Its other source is located in Brgy.Hibunawon, Jaro.
Meanwhile, Homeres said that LMWD will continue to provide water supply to the families now living at the resettlement sites covering 17 barangays.
However, beginning March 15, they will be charged P14.85 per 1,000 liters of water consumption.
Homeres urged the residents of these villages to organize themselves into a cooperative to locally manage the distribution of the water to their constituents.