‘Bulk Water Supply Project Nearing Completion’
The first bulk water supply project that will boost the capacity and capability of the Bacolod City Water District (BACIWA) to better serve its concessionaires, is in full swing and nearing completion.
PHOTOS BELOW show the current status of some of the bulk water supply project’s facilities put in place as part of the commitment of the Bacolod Bulk Water Project, Inc. consortium to be able to boost the supply of the Bacolod City Water District, which will mean better water delivery services to thousands of Bacolod residents.* (PR photos)
Project Engr. Joey Pastorel of the Bacolod Bulk Water, Inc. (BBWI) said several engineering works were already put in place as BBWI even expects to complete the project sooner than expected.
BBWI is a joint venture of Tubig Pilipinas, Mactan Rock Industries Inc. and TGV Builders.
Pastorel, in a brief assessment of the project sent to NDB, said pipe-laying on Injection Point 1, from the intake structure to the delivery point specified by BACIWA at Baranggay Granada, has been completed.
“Water clarifiers, multi media filters and flocculation tanks are also already nearing completion. Working on this huge project in such a tight schedule demands perseverance and hard work, but since the release of the building permits, we have been on our toes, working overtime to ensure that the bulk water project be completed on its target date of delivery, if not before,” he also said.
To date, structures that are needed to run the operations such as intake facility, administration office and storage facilities are also almost complete, he added.
It was pointed out that the completion of the first injection point will provide BACIWA with enough water to significantly improve water service throughout the city.
For Injection Point 2, the nearly 10-kilometer bulk water pipeline connecting nearly 10-kilometer bulk water pipeline connecting Sum-ag River in Murcia to BACIWA’s delivery point is also in progress, he also said.
* Tubig Pilipinas Group Inc. has completed the fabrication of the 10 kilometer pipeline with pipes ranging from 700-800 mm in diameter. BBWI’s continuous laying and delivery of pipes in the area look very promising in its efforts to finally solve the perpetual water problem of the city.
* Apart from using the latest water purification technology, the surface water approach ensures the preservation of the ground water from depletion. Initially this will deliver 30,000 cubic meters in bulk water per day on its first year increasing the volume to 150,000 cubic meters per day on the latter years.
* The goal of this bulk water project is to augment the need for additional water of BACIWA, as the city expands.
* To ensure round-the-clock supply, BBWI is committed to bringing water under circumstanceS like power outages and moderate storms. The bulk water project assures consumers of clean water coming out of its plant. BBWI’s water will go through intensive water treatment & purification before it is injected into BACIWA’s delivery points. It is just a matter of time before the project is completed.* (PRL/APT)