Water district to reach rural areas

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011


ABALACAT -- The newly-installed president of the Central Luzon Association of Water Districts (CLAWD) vowed to implement programs to provide water supply to rural areas in Central Luzon.

CLAWD president Francis Dimaliwat, general manager of the Mabalacat Water District, said it is the thrust of his administration to make the regional water district association strong and focused on improving the delivery of potable, adequate and affordable drinking water to consumers.

Dimaliwat said CLAWD is also committed to manage water resources properly and take care of the wastewater as a by-product of what the water districts produce.

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This vision is underlined by prompt, sincere and adequate services to our customers and stakeholders, Dimaliwat added.

He also cited an issue in Pampanga where the Provincial Board is requesting tycoon Manny V. Pangilinan to put up water treatment facility to address the perennial problem of rural areas on water-borne diseases.

“This is just one of the few challenges for us to reach out as far as we can to the rural areas. In this way, we can contribute to the local as well as national policies and programs of the government,” Dimaliwat said.

Dimaliwat took oath as CLAWD recently at the Grand Palazzo Royale in Angeles City. Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) administrator Salvador C. Ner and other officials of the agency graced the event.

CLAWD is the biggest regional association in terms of number of member water districts (85 active WD) throughout the Philippines.

It is composed of all water districts geographically located within the Central Luzon region covered by seven provinces: Bataan (8), Zambales (12), Bulacan (20), Tarlac (9), Nueva Ecija (19), Aurora (4), and Pampanga (13).

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on September 22, 2011.

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