After spaghetti wires: Exposed water pipes Guardo’s next target

Caecent No-ot Magsumbol (The Freeman) - April 19, 2021 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Jerry Guardo is looking at a city-wide campaign to address the public hazard caused by water pipes that are left exposed on the ground.

Guardo, chairman of the Technical Infrastructure Committee of the Cebu City Council, said that uncovered water pipes especially those that are submerged in dirty canals are posing danger to public health.

 He wants to start the campaign in Barangay Sambag I where his wife, Aileen, is the barangay captain. Guardo said he and his wife have already started the initiative with the representative of Metro Cebu Water District (MCWD) in Sitio San Roque.

“Nag-lambod ng mga PVC pipe na mura na og mga bitin. Sa sobrang kadaghanon, naghatag og dako’ng risgo na posible maka-disgrasya, mga slide ang mga senior citizen ug PWD ug pagkapandol sa mga mabdos ug bata labi na og madanlog ang mga tubo tiyempo sa pag-ulan,” Guardo said.

He also pointed out that some water pipes are even left submerged in water canals.

“Simbako og mag-leak ang tubo ilawom sa kanal, delikado kani na ma contaminate ang tubig, ma sudlan og kagaw ug mao hinungdan unya sa sakit sa mga kabanay ug mga bata,” Guardo added.

The councilor said he will sponsor an ordinance to regulate water service suppliers in the city and accredit plumbing services to ensure quality standard.

“Akong nabantayan, tinapulan or pasayon ra pud kaayo ning ubang mga plumber di maghuna-huna sa kadelikado sa ilang gibuhat,” said Guardo.

Guardo was also responsible in the city’s campaign against spaghetti wires. — FPL (FREEMAN)

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