Consumers of Metro Kalibo Water District (MKWD) will experience low water pressure until next week but the company assured enough supply for this summer.

The low water pressure affects at least 26,500 Aklan households covered by MKWD in the towns of Kalibo, New Washington, Banga, Balete and portions of Batan.

The low water pressure is due to the system maintenance operation of the water district’s bulk water supplier, Datem Water Inc., said Eric Buenavides, MKWD public information officer in an interview.

Buenavides said Datem’s operation was expected to resume by next week. Despite the low pressure, Buenavides clarified that there was no water shortage in Aklan.

“The shutdown is necessary to ensure that all our water system will be ready for the expected increase of water use this summer,” he added.

MKWD is providing an average of 25,000 cubic meters of water daily in its area of operation.

The water district likewise supplies water to Numancia Water District that caters the towns of Numancia, Lezo and Makato.

Buenavides also assured that MKWD has enough water sources to cater the needs of its consumers.

“MKWD continues its water source development to cater its growing demand,” he added. (PNA) KVB