Consumers in some parts of the cities of Cebu and Talisay are advised to store water for a 12-hour interruption on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019 due to a major leak repair.
The affected areas are parts of Gorordo Ave., Gen. Maxilom Ave. MJ Cuenco Ave., Mabolo, pier area, Labangon, Banawa, Mambaling, Basak, Kinasang-an, Pardo, Quiot and Talisay City.
The portion of a 700-millimeter-diameter transmission pipe in Pleasant Homes, Labangon, Cebu City will be repaired starting at 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The 12-hour repair work will include the draining of the pipe which will take hours since the pipe carries thousands of gallons of water per hour.
A leak repair includes welding or replacing the damaged portion of the pipe.
Aside from stopping the loss of water, repairing leaks ensures the improvement of the water pressure and supply in the areas served.
Under MCWD’s Water Safety Plan, leaks need to be repaired immediately to prevent any contamination.
The water district is appealing for the affected consumers’ cooperation and patience. (PR)