New DCWD office `a one-stop shop’: exec

THE DAVAO City Water District (DCWD) is expecting to make operational its new office in Matina by end of the month.

Jovana Cresta T. Duhaylungsod, deputy spokesperson of the government-run utility, said the new office will be a one-stop shop, where customers can apply for water connections, pay their bills, or obtain any services.

The P300-million office, she said, was already completed.

“We are eyeing to start the operations before the end of the month,” Duhaylungsod said.

The water district also is planning to improve its Bajada office and make it a one-stop shop.

DCWD said earlier in a statement that the water district projected that there would be an “improved processing time of all customers with the whole first floor of the seven-story building allotted for the basic services of the water utility including additional collection booths for faster water bills payment. Ample parking space will also be provided.”

As of March, the DCWD registered 217, 000 service connections, mostly in residential areas. The water district recorded that there is about 600-700 applications for service connections per month.

Duhaylungsod said they projected that the figures will further grow with the continuous influx of people and businesses in the city. Though they observed an upward trend, she said they ensured that there is still ample supply.

“We still have enough buffer supply of water,” Duhaylungsod said, adding that the supply will soon be increased with the bulk water project in Tamugan of Apo Agua Infrastructura Inc. (KMF)


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