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Capiceņos urged to conserve water

by Jemin B. Guillermo

Roxas City (23 February) -- Water authorities has called on Capiceņos to conserve water amidst the El Niņo phenomenon.

Metro Roxas Water District Commercial Division Manager and Information Officer Lilibeth Arluz reminded water consumers in Capiz to conserve water.

Arluz also said that Capiceņos have enough supply of potable water even during this long drought.

She added that there is no truth that they will implement water rationing to their water consumers since there will be no shortage of water supply.

Arluz, however, appealed to the public to help their water district by reporting water leakage especially along the roads as well as other illegal water connections.

She also revealed that they are organizing teams to check illegal water connections as leakage.

As part of the water conservation tips, Arluz said that water that has been used for washing the laundry should be used for cleaning the car and floor as well as flushing the toilets or even watering the plants.

She added that to save water, it is also necessary to fix leaks in the faucets and the plumbing joints.

Other most cost-effective and environmentally sound ways to reduce demand for water include watering the lawn only when needed, avoiding running the hose while washing the car, installing water-saving shower heads or flow restrictors, and running only full loads in the washing machine and dishwasher.

It is also advised to shorten the shower, use a broom instead of a hose to clean driveways and sidewalks, don?t use the toilet as an ashtray or wastebasket, capture tap water and do not water the sidewalk, driveway or gutter.

On the other hand, the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) has assured the public that available sources and supply are enough to sustain consumers' needs even in the face of an extended dry spell caused by the EI Nino phenomenon.

However, the LWUA has appealed to consumers to exercise proper use and conservation of water stressing that it is not an inexhaustible natural resource and that water is now regarded as a basic commodity that has economic value. (PIA) [top]

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