DCWD insists:Cabantian water passes standard

THE Davao City Water District (DCWD) said its latest study on the water quality of its Cabantian system has passed its standards.

This after some city councilors challenged DCWD officials for a public drinking of water from the Cabantian system to assure the users that the discolored water is safe to drink.

According to nine-page data submitted by Hydie Maspinas, DCWD’s manager for water quality division, none of the water sources in Cabantian tested positive for fecal coliform and other bacteria.

Chlorine residue and other studies such as heterotrophic plate counts were also within standards.

The water quality report, sent to media outfits over the weekend, showed that the DCWD tested 18 households for their water quality.

All the households tested ‘Satisfactory,’ according to the report for the month of July, based on the examination conducted by DCWD’s Maria Anita Torrejos, the senior resources facilities technician, and Heidi Acero, senior laboratory technician.

The water hydrands at Green Heights, as well as the water tankers, were also tested as satisfactory.

 The city councilors were alarmed with the complaint of Cabatian residents that the water supplied to them are discolored.

But DCWD spokesperson Bernard Delima, in an earlier statement, said the water’s discoloration was brought about by the minerals that are still with the water leaving the faucets, as these were sourced from a water source surrounded by limestone.

Delima insisted that the water was safe to drink.

After the challenge, issed by several councilors as well as Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, Delima said the DCWD executives were willing to do so and would do it publicly.

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