Dauis Mayor Merriam Sumaylo appealed to the Bohol Water Utilities, Inc. (BWUI) to restore the regular water supply in the entire town now that rains have started to pour.
Sumaylo said that she personally went to the BWUI office to raise her appeal, noting that the town direly needs to regain normal water supply as what many Dauis consumers have persistently been clamoring for.
Some barangays in Dauis have not been able to get water from BWUI for two months during the height of the El Nino phenomenon in the province.
The villages of Totolan and Songculan in particular have been severely affected by the water shortage and its residents have been airing their concerns almost every day, Sumaylo added.
According to the Mayor, the town needs around 75 to 80 cubic meters of water from BWUI every day but until now, supply does not been reaching even half of the quantity needed.
Although BWUI is able to deliver water every day to the town, the provision is insufficient.
Dauis has its own water sources but it is also not enough to provide for the needs of water consumers in the town.
Sumaylo said that although she understands that water supply was scarce due to the lingering dry spell that plagued the province, the BWUI should now resume supplying 100% of the needed supply as the wet season starts to make its mark.
Water supply in the town should soon normalize so residents particularly in barangays at the far end of the town who are the ones severely affected can finally have proper and easy access to water, Sumaylo said.
She also noted that water supply becomes more needed as classes in the province resume. (with reports from Allen Doydora)