WATER WOES NO MORE. Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez is serious to
have a 24/7 water supply at the northern part of the city as he directed to desilt the
Baroguan River, the main source of water supply in the northern part of the city.

TACLOBAN CITY- Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez sent a backhoe to the water treatment facility of the Leyte Prime Waters, formerly Leyte Metropolitan Water District, last August 12 for the desilting of the Baroguan River which was found out to have high sedimentation brought by the soil erosion due to the floods last month.
Located at Barangay 97 in Cabalawan, said river is the water supply source to Tacloban North which has been affected by drought (no rainfall for almost three weeks), aggravated by the river’s heavy silting, resulting in “no supply of water” to the relocation sites in Tacloban North.
Families whose houses were totally damaged when Tacloban City was pummeled by super typhoon “Yolanda’ in Nov.8,2013 were relocated at the northern part of the city.
After plant manager Engr. Bernardo Devaras explained the real problem, Mayor Romualdez immediately addressed the situation by sending a backhoe–hoping, in a way, it will help improve the water supply flow from the river, to be purified at the LMWD Water Treatment Plant, for the consumption of the families in the relocation sites.