Water firm launches P91.6-M project-A A +A
By Bong Garcia
Saturday, September 7, 2013
THE Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD) inaugurated Saturday the Dumalon Water System worth P91,699,950, said an official from the ZCWD.
ZCWD information officer Dolores Galvan said the inauguration included the construction, rehabilitation and improvement of the Dumalon Water System, which is 82.98 percent completed water system project.
Glavan said the local government shouldered the amount of P33,744,412 for the purchase of the pipes (8,300 linear meters of transmission lines and 45,852 linear meters of distribution lines) needed for the project.
Galvan added the fund will be paid back by ZCWD under a recoupment scheme (years moratorium and payable in 20 years without interest), which was part of the memorandum of agreement signed by the local government unit (LGU) and ZCWD on December 12, 2011.
The ZCWD provided the amount of P57,955,538 to shoulder the expenses on the project’s civil works and other components as well as the construction of the intake facility and the ground tank, Galvan said.
She said the project’s source of water is the spring at Sitio Dumalon in the village of Baluno, 28 kilometers (km) west of this city.
The spring’s location is about 869 meters above mean sea level, she said.
The water system project, which is 82.98 percent completed as of September 1, is aimed to boost the water supply capability in this city’s west coast area, she said.
The completion of the project is expected to provide potable water to the village of Baluno and Capisan and a much improved water service to the villages of Malagutay, San Roque, Calarian, Cawit, Sinunuc, Maasin, Tulungatung and Ayala.
An estimated of 40,000 individuals will benefit once Dumalon water system project is fully operational, Galvan said.
The inauguration was joined by Representative Celso Lobregat (1st district), who initiated the project, and other local government officials.