ZCWD continues to build water infra projects PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 11:59

In line with the agency’s mandate to provide sustainable water supply, project expansion and rehabilitation of dilapidated pipelines, development of new water sources as well as laying of additional pipes are part of Zamboanga City Water District’s continuing program to improve its services.

Twelve spring boxes in Tolosa was completed in February this year. This is primarily to ensure protection of these water sources from possible intrusion of foreign elements. The project benefits the barangays of Tolosa, Lanzones, Guisao, Cabaluay, and soon Cacao and Lapakan. Because of the increasing demand for potable water, ZCWD will augment its water supply in the area by developingnext year another source in Cahumban.

During the second quarter, replacement of the 100mm diameter PVCbridge crossing at Morning Glory, Barangay Putikand the 200mm diameter PVC pipe along the creek at Gov. Camins and Barangay Sta. Maria Park were also accomplished. This is part of ZCWD’s initiative to make all exposed pipelines compliant to industry standards.Total cost of these two projects amountedPhP308,831.00.

By the third quarter, the following capital improvement projects with a combined cost of close to PhP20 million were put in place:

* Pasobolong – CuliananWater System. This project, though  not yet fully energized, will be interconnected to the existing pipeline in Tolosa. It will become fully operational once the Cahumban water source is completed next year. The  projectinvolves the laying of 3.9kilometers of 100mm diameter PVC pipeline, installation of 4units each of 75mm diameter fire hydrants, 4-unit blow-off assembly, 4units air release assembly and other appurtenances.  Since 2005, the number of service connections in Pasobolong increased by 111 or almost 170 percent.To date, Pasobolong has 272 water service connections, and still counting.

* The Mampang-Arena Blanco Pipeline Construction/Rehabilitation/Improvement Project which was started in April 2013 was also completed during the quarter. This PhP8.7 millionpipeline project will convey water from the Talon-Talon Booster Station to Mampang and Arena Blanco.

* The ACP Pipeline at Johnston Subdivision in Baliwasan with a total cost of PhP4.5 million was likewise replaced.

The largest and most complex of these projects is the Dumalon-Zambales-Baluno-Capisan-Malagutay-San Roque-Calarian-Cawit-Sinunuc-Maasin Water System Project. To date, Flamingo area in Upper Calarian, San Roque, Cawit, Recodo and Maasin are already benefitting from the project. It will also augment water supply in Tulugnatung, Ayala, and Dulian including Carmen Valley in Pasonanca. This is one of the LGU-identified water system projects that were implemented by the ZCWD. — Montee E. Domingo-ZCWD, OIC-CREAS