The local government unit (LGU) of Dauis has been using three newly purchased generator sets worth P1 million to distribute water supply in the town amid the continued power shortage in the province.
Dauis Mayor Miriam Sumaylo told the Chronicle that the two generator sets were used to run their water pumps while the other unit was used to provide power to the Municipal Hall.
The generator sets for the pumping units has a capacity of 120 kilovolt-ampere while the one for the LGU offices has 130 (kVA).
According to Sumaylo, the units were purchased a day after an earthquake struck Leyte on July 6 damaging Bohol’s primary source in the Eastern Visayas province.
The town’s water pumps were being powered by a toral of 4 generator sets.
Dauis’ water systems’ operations is largely dependent on electricity, said Sumaylo.
The purchase of the devices were necessary particularly during the calamity to continue providing utilities to residents.
After 6.5-magnitude quake rocked Leyte, Bohol has been drawing power from small diesel-fired and hydro power plants within the Central Visayas island-province.
Last week, Bohol started to get power supply from Cebu and Leyte.
However, the multiple power sources are still not enough to provide for Bohol’s entire electricity consumption. (Rey Tutas)