Primewater Bacolod, BACIWA ink agreement for bulk water supply

PrimeWater Bacolod, with the conformity of its joint venture partner, Bacolod City Water District (BACIWA), entered into a bulk water supply agreement with Northern Negros H20 Inc. (NNHI) to provide additional water supply in Bacolod City.

The signing of the bulk water supply agreement will address the increasing demand in the city by bringing in significant additional water supply of 30,000 cubic meters or 30 million liters per day (MLD) on the first year, 40 MLD on the second year, and 50 MLD on the third year upon completion, PrimeWater Bacolod said in a press release Tuesday, October 3.

The additional supply will cover more than 30,000 households in Bacolod, particularly in the south areas such as barangays Handumanan, Felisa, Mansilingan, Cabug, Tangub, Taculing, Pahanocoy, Pta. Taytay, Sum-ag and Alijis, which also means more available water for customers to use, it said.

“This project is part of our resolve to address the growing demand in the city wherein we need an additional 15-20 MLD per day. Apart from the increased water supply, this project will also significantly improve water quality,” Mona Dia Jardin, BACIWA general manager, said.

As part of the agreement, more than 20 kilometers of pipelines as well as new water treatment plant facility and storage tanks will be constructed as receiving facilities to enable the operation of the incoming supply of surface water. The bulk water project targets to tap from the Sum-ag River, she said.

Upon completion, the development will potentially boost the city’s economy as it will improve productivity and may later open potential economic opportunities, the press release said.

Improved water quality and pressure will also enhance health and sanitation across the city and will overall improve the quality of life of the people, it added.

“This initiative strengthens our commitment to our service in the city, among the series of efforts that BACIWA-PrimeWater partnership has planned to serve our concessionaires in Bacolod,” Czar Ong, PrimeWater vice president for joint venture operations, said.*

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