Mabilog cautions MIWD on contract withdrawal

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013


ILOILO City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog has cautioned the officials of the Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) not to be too drastic on rescinding the P1.3-billion contract of bulk water supplier.

Mabilog said he had separate meetings with the officials of MIWD and of Flo Water Resources Iloilo Inc. to discuss the possibilities of finding a solution to the water shortage in the city, despite the infusion of money from the government to upgrade and improve the local water system.

Mabilog added the recession of Flo Water's contract at this time is not a solution, but will only cause delay in the already much delayed water project.

He said he is amenable to the water audit called by contractor Rogelio Florete Sr. which MIWD rejected by claiming the contractor's water treatment plant is capable of supplying the contracted water supply.

MIWD general managers Lee Jayme Jalbuerna and Pablo Bercilla issued statements that Flo Water must only abide by the contract and must deliver a total of 25,000 cubic meters of bulk water every day.

They claimed the contractor only delivered 15,000 cubic meters per day shared by another consortium partner Prime Water of 10,000 cubic meters, while Flo Water delivers only 5,000 cubic meters to cut off on operational cost.

Mabilog said the need for water is a vital component for any investment and the city must not be made a hostage by the ongoing controversy between the water district and its water supplier.

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