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Excessive water consumption? Test for leaks in your water line

High water consumption? Check for leaks in your water line


CEBU CITY,  Philippines — An official from the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) urged its customers to test their meters every so often to find out if there’s a leak of their line. 

In a latest interview with Sugboanon channel, MCWD Public Info Officer Minerva Gerodias addressed the complaints of its customers relating to excessive water payments and the dearth of water provide of their areas. 

Gerodias defined that a rise in water payments is due to the bought water adjustment (PWA) and the facility price adjustment (PCA) that MCWD fees. 


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The PWA is imposed on the patron contemplating the price of water provide, which might price round P65 per cubic meter and P73 for desalination, and there could be changes contemplating its prices.

“If taas ang imong cubic meter this month, mosaka ang imong PWA in two months. Dili nga ang PWA on this month, mao ang PWA on your consumption sa present month. Kay delayed ang pag compute ana niya sa whole na gipalit nga bulk water from our suppliers,” Gerodias mentioned.

(If the cubic meter of water his month is excessive, your PWA may even improve in two months. Not your PWA on this month, that’s the PWA on your consumption for the present month. As a result of the computation of that’s delayed, that’s the whole bulk water that we purchased from our suppliers.)

In the meantime the PCA contains the electrical energy that was used in an effort to energy the water pumps. Shoppers have a share in paying the electrical invoice for the water pumps or different elements that would want electrical energy.

Gerodias additionally addressed the misperception that it’s due to broken meters that there’s excessive water consumption in a family.

She defined that if the meter is broken, it will be a loss on MCWD’s half, so there would at all times be a periodic change of meters inside the seven to 10 years it was put in.

If there could be a rise within the normal water consumption, Gerodias mentioned that there could be a 90 % probability that it will be due to a leak.

“Kung niagi og leak inyung system, niagi man na sa meter no. Mahug siya na water consumed siya. So kung nag-leak mo, butang natu June, nisaka ang inyuhang consumption, nisaka ang cubic meters nga na devour for this month. Mo count on mo ana na in two to a few months, motaas inyu PWA kay adtu pa na siya ma cost.”

(In case your system has a leak, and it passes by the meter. That will likely be thought-about as a consumed water. So when you’ve got a leak, let’s say in June, your consumption elevated, then the cubic meters consumed for this month additionally elevated. Then you definitely count on that in two to a few months your PWA will improve as a result of it is going to be at the moment that it is going to be charged to you.)

Gerodias added that there have been some instances the place the leak shouldn’t be seen, as in a single case the place the water invoice for 2 people in a single family was value P20,000 as a result of there was a leak within the water pipe that was buried underground.

As a result of there was a leak within the pipe, the water wasted went in the direction of the bottom and never outdoors, as such the family was not conscious of the leak of their water line.

The best approach to test for leaks is to shut or flip off all taps at house after which test the meter. Whether it is turning, then there’s a leak, or pilferage. However instances of water pilferage is much less in comparison with leaks in water strains. 

One other factor to test is the flush in bathrooms, because the rubber or flapper stopping water to circulate into the bathroom won’t be water-tight anymore, inflicting water to drip and growing water consumption within the family. 

Gerodias inspired customers that if there are leaks in water provide, it ought to be addressed as quickly as potential as a result of because it went by the meter, it will be charged. This might improve water consumption, in addition to the PWA and PCA. 

“Ang leak kay excessive danger unhappy na siya sa atu well being kay kung mo low ang strain unya naay bangag ang inyung tubo, mosulod diha ang kagaw. Unya as soon as mobalik ang strain, madala ang kagaw sa inyuhang gripo ug unya magamit ninyu nang hugaw na tubig, ” she added.

(The leak can also be a excessive danger to our well being as a result of if their will likely be a low strain then germs or dust can enter the opening from the tube or line. Then as soon as the strain would return, the dust or germs will likely be transported to your water taps and you’ll then be utilizing soiled or contaminated water.)

In locations like Barangay Lorega San Miguel, Gerodias defined that as a result of they’re on the finish of the distribution line partly from Carmen and from Talamban, they could have much less water provide. 

Nevertheless, there may be an enchancment as soon as desalination plant in Mambaling is accomplished, growing water provide in areas too removed from the distribution line.

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