City, towns’ water supply augmented-A A +A
Thursday, August 16, 2012
THE Metro Iloilo Water District concluded works on two production wells that will supply water to at least 2,800 households in Iloilo City and neighboring towns.
MIWD Groundwater Division Manager Engineer Warren Palermo said the production wells are located in Tabucan, Cabatuan and Iloilo.
Palermo said that with the project, increase to present water supply will be at 40 liters per second.
Awarded to Negros Rotadrill Inc., the project cost P2,296,885.42.
The Tabucan project is one of MIWD’s priority projects alongside the planned activation of well no. 5 in Oton and the exploration of additional well in Sto. Niño, San Miguel.
“These projects are expected to provide an additional 5,000 cubic meters of water per day,” the MIWD said in a statement.
“MIWD likewise is pursuing the rehabilitation of its old and dilapidated pipelines in the city, particularly in La Paz, Lapuz and Jaro that will address the problems on non-revenue water. It is set, too, to rehabilitate its existing pumping stations to increase their capacities and efficiencies,” it added.
MIWD is also set to construct two centralized treatment facilities in Oton and San Miguel aimed at improving the quality of water from the groundwater sources for the municipalities and Iloilo City. (Florence F. Hibionada)