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this is the original source: ABS-CBN
At least 13 villages in Bacong and Dauin towns in Negros Oriental have been waterless for the past couple of weeks after landslides destroyed their water system.
Local officials said landslides due to continuous rain destroyed 14 water pipes in the town of Dauin while five others were damaged in Bacong.
They said thousands of residents have been having difficulties in their water supply since the landslides occurred.
Residents said they had to go to the dam, located at the foot of Mount Talinis, to fetch water.
Officials admitted the local government does not have enough funds to finance the repair of the pipes.
“A day after the landslide we immediately went to the landslide area and made repairs on some of the damaged pipes,” Vicente Elcoriza, Bacong municipal planning and development engineer, said.
Elcoriza urged government officials to help their municipality in restoring the water system.
Elcoriza said the waterless villages in Bacong are Timbaga, Bontod, Dul-dol, Buntis, Kalamgay, Lutaw and Cumbado.
Six villages in Dauin town are also affected by the damaged pipes. These are Tugawe, Magsaysay, Lipayo, Bulak, Mag-aso and Libho.
Some of the residents have to buy water for P10-P15 per five-gallon container.
“Before, our water is free, but now we need to buy water for P15.00,” a local told ABS-CBN.