The City Waterworks Department (CWD) of San Carlos started developing new water source at the nursery park of San Julio Subdivision to boost water production and address the growing demand.

Engr. Aris Yap, who is the officer-in-charge of CWD said the drilling project costs a total of P3,180,000 sourced from the 20 percent Development Fund for calendar years 2020 to 202.

Yap said the excavation of the 350 feet deep water source has already started in January 14 this year, adding that they are working to improve the quality of water service.

Yap also said that they are looking for long-term solutions such as developing more water sources especially for the city hospital to assure sufficiency of supply including the future site of the city sports complex.

The engineer said that the common problem encountered among water service providers is water turbidity which they try to address with careful studies and skills.

CWD assures the public that it follows the Philippine National Standard for Drinking Water (PNSDW) through regular quality monitoring like water sampling, chlorination and conduct of laboratory analysis to ensure reliability and public safety.

As of now, the city has 8 active deep wells which include Pump 2, Pump 4, Baticulan, Florentino, Santa Ana, Bodiawe, Aglolood Spring, South Villa 3, Medina Deep Well and the Water Treatment Plant that serve as major source of water supply in the city. (PR)