Water still scarce in Albay villages after ‘Nina’
LEGAZPI CITY – Some villages in Albay are still experiencing scarce water supply after Typhoon “Nina” (international name: Nock-ten) hit the province on Christmas Day.
Remote and upland villages in Tabaco City still experience water shortages as of Tuesday, City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Gel M. Molato, Jr. said.
He said that barangays in downtown Tabaco City have water supply but only from a low pressure pump of Tabaco Water District (Tawad) since most of the Bicol region still has no power after the typhoon downed several electric posts here.
“Tawad said the water supply in upland and remote barangays will be restored in two days but it will still be low pressure,” Molato said.
Thirty percent of Tabaco City have no water supply but are able to subsist on water bought from stores, Molato said.
“Most of them buy drinking water from stores. The Bureau of Fire Protection and Tawad are ready to supply them water if the need arises,” Molato said. The city recorded P30 million worth of damage.
Molato said that partial reports revealed 921 hectares of rice fields had been affected. Fifteen percent of the damaged rice was newly planted. JE/rga
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