Puerto Princesa City now on Water Crisis Alert Level 2

Photo from Puerto Princesa Water District website
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The Puerto Princesa City Water District (PPCWD) officially declares Water Crisis Alert Level 2 in Puerto Princesa due to the depletion of water brought by the extreme heat and by the effects of El Niño phenomenon on Wednesday, March 6.

Water crisis alert level 2 implies that the water from Campo Uno can only supply 30% of the average daily production capacity of water supply and all of the pumping stations are now operational. They are now implementing intensive measures to address the situation.

The contingency or mitigating measures for Alert Level 2 includes mandatory audit of consumption of top water consumers; and rigorous information dissemination about the current water supply situation and on the proper use of water.

It is expected that in the coming weeks, without any rainfall occurrence, water supply will persistently decrease, which could result to the declaration of Water Crisis Alert Level 3 or the implementation of water rationing.

PPCWD said in its official statement, “We are asking for your cooperation and understanding; Rest assured that we are doing our best to address this crisis responsibly”

“We are urging the public to continuously observe basic water saving tips to help in conserving water, we also encourage every resident to always store water for their own consumption. Report to us any detected leaks or illegal connections” PPCWD added.

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