Nine months load of water left at Sirinumu

Sirinumu dam has enough water to provide for its consumers in Port Moresby for the next nine months according to Eda Ranu.

Eda Ranu general manager commercial services Paul Gore told Loop PNG “current consumption for (water) will last for nine months before the level hits the 50 Million Cubic Metres (Mm3).

Dam owner, PNG Power states the measurement recording on Tuesday at 100 Mm3, which is 29.6 percent of the 340 Mm3 capacity of the reservoir (   

Gore said water rationing will continue indefinitely at this stage.   

“Meaning some areas of the city that house business houses and residential areas are getting 18 hours, while settlements and areas that have uncontrolled usage of water have 12 hours.

“This is the current strategy we have.

He added that the water company will be pumping water from Laloki River to its Bomana pump station as an emergency contingent plan.  

Charles Yapumi