CSFWD: Water in San Fernando safe-A A +A
Monday, August 11, 2014
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Drinking water distributed by the City of San Fernando Water District (CSFWD) to residents here is free from water-borne diseases this rainy season, an official of the CSFWD said.
Ely Dizon, chief of the Production Division of CSFWD, assured their customers are safe from drinking the potable water, saying the waters from the service connections or pipes are being tested monthly.
Dizon said that the water samples for bacterial tests are being gathered from the 33 villages in the city including Moras dela Paz in nearby Sto. Tomas town.
He said physical and chemical examinations from the wells or source of water are being checked semi-annually. The water samples are being brought for testing by private companies accredited by the Department of Health in Manila.
Diseases such as typhoid fever and cholera are usually acquired through the ingestion of contaminated drinking water, according to Jeorge Gumba, Manager of CSFWD.
Gumba said there are about 40,000 residents being served by the CSFWD surrounding the city.
He assured water supply will be served to their customers with or without electricity adding 17 huge generators distributed to the major wells are being utilized during brownouts.
Dizon said about P5 million are paid monthly for their electricity bills.
He added that the potable water of the district is being diluted with chlorine.
He said that the waters of the deep wells of the CSFWD are directly pumped from ground waters by using electricity, unlike waters supplied in Metro Manila, which come from Angat Dam in Bulacan province. (Bert Basa)
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on August 12, 2014.