Misamis Oriental, Philippines
 

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Infrastructure
Water
 

The water supply of the province is sourced from deep and shallow wells and spring. It has 48 rivers (with discharge capacity of 42,600.71 liters per second); 60 creeks; 38 springs (48,432 cubic meters a day) and two natural lakes.

All municipalities have efficient waterworks systems. Cagayan de Oro and Gingoog cities have water utilities -- the Cagayan de Oro City Water District and Gingoog Water District.

The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) has tapped 18 rivers with highdischarge rates for irrigation. The constructed dams now provide water to 27 irrigation facilities.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has also constructed six intake boxes, eight reservoirs, and 10 small water-impounding dams for the irrigation of 1,538 upland beneficiaries.

Cagayan de Oro’s abundant water supply comes from ground water. With an average capacity of 128,176 cubic meters a day, Cagayan de Oro Water District (COWD) is more than able to satisfy the existing average demand of 105,985 cubic meters daily. It maintains an average reserved capacity of 22,191 cubic meters a day.

On top of the generous supply of water is the COWD’s Bulk Water Supply Project which is now operational and serving selected areas in the city. This project provides additional water supply of 50, 000 cubic meters per day. It improves the capability of COWD to serve elevations higher than 35 meters above mean sea level (msd).

 
Year Connections Consumption in cu.m Capacity in cu.m
1997
50,127
21,676,187
 
1998
52,153
21,710,275
 
1999
54,343
21,366,680
 
2000
55,470
20,383,885
 
2001
55,425
20,495,080
 
2002
58,194
19,933,655
 
2003
60,328
21,592,997
 
2004
62,087
22,265,211
 
2005
64,284
22,031,094
 
2006
66,168
22,983,831
42,708,791
2007 68,421 23,008,890 48,685,350
2008 70,944 22,497,424 48,346,968
2009 74,020 23,266,261 53,098,957
2010 76,351 23,916,766 53,616,511
2011 78,722 23,726,357  
Cagayan de Oro Water District
 
The PHIVIDEC Industrial Estate has a water system with a discharge capacity of 4.2 million cubic meters for industrial use and 4.3 million cubic meters for domestic consumption.
 
NEWS
  • Save CDO Now asks COWD officials to resign: " THE citizens’ group Save CDO Now Movement yesterday called for the resignation of the chairman and members of the Cagayan de Oro Water District (COWD) board over their widely perceived failure to perform their duties and responsibilities. Ralph Vincent Abragan, chairperson of Save CDO Now, delivered his group’s letter to the COWD yesterday. It was addressed to COWD board chairman Ruben Vegafria. [By Paola Gaabucayan and Nitz Arancon in Goldstar Daily, June 26, 2013.]
  • Water shortage reported in 13 barangays and one municipality in Misamis Oriental: "INTERMITTENT water supply in the western areas of Cagayan de Oro has irked concessionaires as it worsened beginning last week. Shortage of water has caused the periodic supply. Among the barangays (villages) affected with little to no supply of water at day time are Carmen, Upper Balulang, Patag, Bulua, Kauswagan, Bonbon, Bayabas, Pagatpat, Cala-anan, Canitoan, Igpit, Iponan, and Opol in Misamis Oriental." [Abigail C. Malalis and Nicole J. Managbanag in Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro, June 3, 2013.]

 

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