City continues water deliveries to unserved villages

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013


MAYOR Jed Patrick Mabilog has assured the continuous water delivery system to unserved barangays by the Metro Iloilo City Water District (MIWD).

MIWD recently faced a major water problem on its pipe line in Tabuc Suba in Jaro district that caused water outage in several areas in the city.

Mabilog said that while MIWD is repairing the old pipes, the situation is back to its old water shortage that caught city residents unprepared and complaining.

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“With the onset of the summer season, water is a much needed commodity and MIWD will have to finish its repair and improvement of its services,” the mayor said.

The city mayor said the water deliveries of the City Government will continue until December this year in accordance to the declaration of the state of calamity early this year due to water shortage.

A P1 billion investment on bulk water supply reeled on last February 14 to augment the dwindling water supply shortage of the franchise area of MIWD especially in this southern city.

MIWD general manager Pablo Bercilla said the water district contractor successfully commissioned its newly constructed water treatment plant at Brgy. Nanga, Pototan, Iloilo to produce 25,000 cubic meters per day of bulk water supply to its franchise area with Iloilo City as biggest consumer and the rest of the municipalities in the province of Iloilo.

Bercilla said the joint venture investments of Prime Water Ventures, Solerex Technologies Inc. and Marro Holdings Corp. offer a bid price of P9.45 per cubic meter at Injection Point 2 in Tacas, Jaro, Iloilo City.

The same consortium also offered P11.72 per cubic meter at Injection Point Number 3 located at the Leganes Elem. School in Leganes, Iloilo.

MIWD, however, is currently delivering 10,000 cubic meters per day as it shut down the 15,000 cubic meters due to defective water pipes. Bercilla admitted they are still correcting the defective pipes with leaks in Cari Mayor, Leganes; Buhang and Tacas in Jaro; and Pagsangaan and Anilao in Pavia.

The water district is currently serving 31,000 service connections but only 22,000 cubic meters are being served. With the entry of 25,000 cubic meters, the service area is expected to have enough water supply.

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