ZCWD inaugurates batching plant, production well PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 11 September 2015 14:39

By ED D. BAÑOS

In its effort to better serve its consumers , the Zamboanga City Water District inaugurates today a batching plant in Mercedes and its underground production well in Pasobolong today.

Top city officials to include Mayor BengClimaco, Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde, District 1 Rep. Celso Lobregat and District 2 Rep. Lilia Macrohon Nuno  along with the city’s councilors from the two districts have been invited to attend the simple blessing and inaugural rites together with ZCWD top officialdom headed by Board Chair Engr. EfrenAranez and General Manager Leonardo Rey Vasquez.

Father Alain Ruiz, Mercedes parish priest, will preside over the blessing rites in the twin sites.

Engr. Arnulfo Alfonso, Assistant General Manager for Technical Services Group, disclosed the twin projects will allow the city water district to address its more urgent requirements.

The  P8 million batching plant, which will be blessed and inaugurated first, will allow the city water utility firm to handle its asphalt requirements for pavement restoration in areas where they excavate.

Meantime, the Pasobolong production well will augment the production capacity of the district and serve consumers in the area.

The batching plant is a mobile plant that can be wheeled anywhere in the city to be near any water district work site, Alfonso added elaborating on the added feature of the asphalt making equipment.

The Pasobolong  production well will be put into operation as the 25th active production well of ZCWD.

Production wells augment the water supply of the district by as much as 20 percent.

Meanwhile, Engr. Marlie de Fiesta, in charge of the projects execution, said these will hasten completion of road restoration program of the district as asphalt will now be readily available to the city water district.

The mobile nature of the plant will allow the district to move it closer to worksites now that the pipe-laying project of the district in the west coast will soon get underway.

The P535 million project will involve the laying of close to 25 kilometer of pipeline to interconnect into the system the 50 mld( Millionliters per day) Primewater plant in Patalon, which is projected to come on stream second half of 2016.

‘We will continue to improve our facilities all for the benefit of our thousands of water consumers in the city, in the hope of achieving our goal of providing clean potable water to every household in Zamboanga’, ZCWD General Manager Leonardo Rey Vasquez emphasized. — Ed D. Baños CREAS -ZCWD