By Alwen Saliring | March 4, 2024

CAGAYAN DE ORO – Residents of several barangays in Cagayan de Oro and Opol, Misamis Oriental have regained water service on Monday after a weekend of interruption caused by a valve relocation project.

The Cagayan de Oro Bulk Water Inc. (COBI) said it completed the emergency leak repair at 2:30 a.m. on Monday, after a leak was detected on Sunday evening.

The leak occurred after the valve relocation work, which started at 9 a.m. on Saturday and was supposed to end at 1 a.m. on Sunday, was extended due to some technical difficulties.

The valve relocation was part of the ongoing bulk water supply project of COBI, which aims to improve the water supply and distribution in the city.

The Cagayan de Oro Water District (COWD) said the affected areas were Barangays Pagatpat, Iponan, Patag, Bulua, Bonbon, Kauswagan, Bayabas, Lumbia, portions of Barangay Canitoan, Upper and Lower Carmen, and Opol, Misamis Oriental.

The COWD, together with the Bureau of Fire Protection and the city government, delivered water to the affected communities using fire trucks and water tankers.

The COWD apologized for the inconvenience and thanked the public for their patience and understanding.

Photo courtesy: Cagayan de Oro City Information Office.