2 wells opened, to benefit 600 households-A A +A
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
ABOUT 600 households in Barangays Pit-os and Talamban in Cebu City will benefit from a well that the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) recently opened and commissioned to its water system.
This means, residents in the suspended areas of these barangays can now apply for new water service connections.
Engr. Edgar Ortega, MCWD distribution division manager, said that the well has been existing since the early 90s.
However, because of the water’s high manganese content, it was not distributed to the consumers.
The personnel of the firm’s production and distribution division developed an iron manganese treatment equipment after they visited Sultan Kudarat in Mindanao for an immersion trip.
Sultan Kudarat’s water is also high in manganese and its water district designed an equipment to correct this.
MCWD invested around P2 million to develop the treatment equipment.
The well now produces 600 cubic meters of water a day.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 01, 2012.