DCWD to embark on P19M ground water study soon-A A +A
Saturday, November 2, 2013
THE Davao City Water District (DCWD) revealed it is planning to embark on a P19 million ground water modeling study soon in a bid to further improve its service.
DCWD spokesperson Imelda Magsuci told reporters after Monday's edition of the Davao Press Club's Kapehan sa Dabaw at SM City Davao that through the study, they will know the ground water balance and to know how much it can still supply and how they can conserve it.
"Through the study we are also able to simulate a chemical contamination, we will know when it will reach the source and how can we prevent it before or when it happens," she said.
She added that with the study, they are able to have their own data on the ground water source in the city.
They are expecting the study to begin sometime next year and will have a duration of 18 months.
Currently they are pursuing the Tamugan water surface development project to not only provide additional water supply to the public but also to help replenish the ground water wells.
"If we will continue extracting water from the ground water source, we will be going into ground water mining. There are implications like the drying up of wells, salinity intrusions, and land subsident. That is why we will pursue that surface water project to rest the ground water and give it time for our ground water to replenish," she said. (Reuel John F. Lumawag)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on November 03, 2013.