CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The City of San Fernando Water District (CSFWD), in partnership with Primewater Infrastructure Corporation (Primewater), led the ground-breaking ceremonies for additional pipelines in Barangay Maimpis here on Tuesday, November 7.

The event was attended by officials of the water district led by Director Jose Tulio and General Manager Jorge Gumba as well as Prime Water officials led by branch manager Jan Canlas. Barangay officials were also present during the event.

According to Prime Water technical head Clark Salomes, the project includes 306 meters of pipe laying to further improve the services of the water district in the area. Salomes said that the water utility’s service in the area is only at 50 percent.

With the completion of the project, Prime Water hopes to provide more for residents who will be availing of the water utility’s services.

Tulio said that the expansion project is part of the several development projects of the joint venture agreement between the water utility and Prime Water. He added that the joint venture aims to further improve the services of the water utility to meet with the demands of the changing business climate in the city of San Fernando.

For Gumba, the joint venture is very important as the water district has to catch up with the rapid developments going on in the city.

“Masyadong mabilis ang progreso. Investments are too fast that we have to catch up. That is why we have this partnership and short term and long term plans, kung hindi maiiwan kami and we will not be able to meet the demands and needs of investors and our concessionaires. With the joint venture, there is now an assurance that the City of San Fernando will have enough water supply and good service even for the next generations to come,” he stressed.