THE Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) is conducting a test run of the water delivery of Bacolod Bulk Water Inc. (BBWI) after it passed the water quality laboratory testing.

Baciwa assistant general manager for operations Jenelyn Gemora said Wednesday, November 8, that on Saturday, the BBWI started to deliver its water supply after they passed the water quality testing conducted by Baciwa.

“We are conducting a test run to determine the capacity and correct the setting of bulk water’s equipment to synchronize its operation,” she said.

Jamora said it’s part of the test run to identify the areas with water leakages and they placed gadgets in various areas to monitor the effect of the bulk water supply.

Baciwa had earlier allowed the BBWI to interconnect its water pipeline to the water district’s pipeline in Barangay Granada after the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel (OGCC) has allowed amendments to the contract.

BBWI, a consortium of Mactan Rock Industries Inc., Tubig Pilpinas, and TGV Builders, had earlier proposed to directly inject water from their treatment plant in Bangga Bagol, Barangay Granada to the water pipes of Baciwa without passing through Baciwa’s reservoir in Purok Loygoy.

Gemora said the interconnection of the pipeline is only temporary and the BBWI was given six months to put in place their pipelines from the water treatment plants towards the reservoir.

She said the test run will determine if there will be an improvement of water supply in the areas along Burgos-Granada Road, Barangays Villamonte, Banago and Barangays 18 to 32.

“We need to fix everything for the improvement of water supply in various areas,” she added.

Gemora said the operation of Injection Point 1 in Barangay Granada can cater to limited areas only and they are also waiting the operation of Injection Point 2 in Barangay Mansilingan by January 2018.