Water supply restored
in most quake-hit Surigao areas

February 14 2017 8:48 PM

Supply of water in most areas in Surigao City has been restored, the state-run television network reported on Tuesday, February 14.

Normal water supply in Surigao City was restored at 3 p.m. on Tuesday after the Surigao Metropolitan District repaired 8, 10, 14 inches diameter pipe lines, the report said.

The city suffered from low pressure to no water supply due to a magnitude 6.7 quake that struck the area on Friday night, causing damage to infrastructures including roads, bridges and airport.

READ: Magnitude 6.7 quake jolts Surigao del Norte

But the areas of Mabua, Ipil, Lipata elevated areas, Punta Bilar, and Panobigon are still experiencing water supply problems because the Anao-oan bridge collapsed after the powerful quake.

READ: Quake victims need water, shelter materials —NDRRMC

Meanwhile, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) said that 95 percent of the areas serviced by Surigao del Norte Electric Cooperative, including primary lines already had restored power supply on Sunday, Feb 12, the report added.