565 households in Vista Alegre get potable water-A A +A
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
THREE far-flung puroks with around 565 households of Brgy. Vista Alegre will now have access to potable water supply from the Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa).
This was made possible with the establishment of a waterline extension which was blessed and inaugurated on Tuesday.
Baciwa has installed pipelines with a length of 1,860 lineal meters or approximately 1.8 kilometers from the pumping station located in Vista Alegre.
The project, which cost P961,219.73, started last Feb. 1, 2012 and was accomplished last July 31, 2012.
Lawrence Villanueva, Baciwa Chairman of the Board, led the inauguration along with Director Marichi Ramos, Atty. Julie Ann Carbon, General Manager, Engr. Samuel Penado, Asst. Gen. Manager for Operations, Engr. Jenelyn Gemora, Manager, Engineering Department, among others.
Bacolod Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus, Councilors Archie Baribar, El Cid Familiaran and Em Ang and former Baciwa Director Greg Gasataya also graced the occasion.
Villanueva said this is an opportunity for Baciwa to serve the people. Baciwa water is affordable, clean and safe at P20.80 per cubic meter or equivalent to 264.172 gallons of water or 2-cents per liter.
"Water is life and we are grateful to serve you," Villanueva said.
Atty. Carbon said this is a realization of the direction of Villanueva to reach as many waterless communities in the city.
The people here can now enjoy potable water supply at the confines of their homes.
Barangay Captain Emmanuel Rectra said they are grateful for this opportunity to have access to potable water.
Vice Mayor Sayson said that as Bacolod grows, services should also grow. This is a big milestone for the development of the city.
Councilor Baribar said water is here and so with life. "Team Buhay is here."
The people of these three sitios were grateful for this water extension line project of Baciwa.
“Women will no longer wash their clothes, take a bath and take water from a public water pump with the opening of the water line extension,” Engr. Gemora quipped. (CNC)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on March 13, 2013.