MWD to augment BACIWA’s water supply in Bacolod

BACOLOD City – The Murcia Water District (MWD) will start to deliver bulk water supply to the Bacolod City Water District (BACIWA) next month.

BACIWA assistant general manager for operations Jenelyn Gemora said MWD is now on the stage of pipe-laying.

The bulk water from MWD will augment BACIWA’s existing water supply from its pumping stations.

MWD agreed to supply BACIWA with potable water at a minimum of 2,500 cubic meters per day, for 24 hours, seven days a week at P12 per cubic meter, cited in a Memorandum of Agreement signed by the two companies.

Both Water Districts agreed to cooperate in the beneficial use of water sources and to share best practices in water production and other aspects of the operation.

BACIWA has an existing bulk water supply from contractor Bacolod Bulk Water Inc. (BBWI).

The BBWI delivers bulk water to BACIWA in a rate of P8.85 per cubic meter for injection point No. 1 and P9.85 for injection point 2.

Gemora said BBWI’s water delivery of 10,000 cubic meters per day to BACIWA was reduced by 1,000 cubic meters per day.

“It was reduced by 1,000 cubic meters per day because of the drought and BBWI’s source, the flow water in Ngalan River, was also affected by the dry spell,” she said.

BACIWA still delivers about 80,000 cubic meter of water supply to their consumers per day, Gemora added./PN


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