THE proposed bulk water supply project by the Baguio Water District (BWD) is being eyed this year.
Engineer Salvador Royeca, BWD general manager, said the water firm has awarded to Badiwan Springs Incorporated the bulk water project.
“This bulk water supply projects are intended to address our water supply gap during the summer operations. During wet season, we have an overflow of water sources in the city and even our billing goes down because we really encourage people to use rain water,” Royeca said.
The bulk water supply will only be used during critical months or during the dry season to support the underground sources of water in the city.
At present, Badiwan Springs is undergoing repairs of its water system facilities which were affected by typhoon Ompong.
“We are not running a business here, we would like to protect the environment and we would like to serve the people of Baguio during the critical months and the influx of tourists going to the city,” Royeca added.
Earlier, studies showed of a possible water shortage in the city within the next five to 10 years if no concrete development will be undertaken to source out additional water supply to cater to the requirements of the rapidly increasing population.
A feasibility study on the city’s bulk water project have been identified with its potential sources which the water district considered in approving Badiwan Springs Incorporated as its bulk water project source.