City cannot meet water demand in 2030 PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 13 May 2018 13:51

By R.G Antonet Go

 

Zamboanga City cannot meet its demand for water by 2030 if  conservation measures will not be implemented.

This was one of the results of a joint study conducted on the development of a groundwater management plan by the National Water Resources Board (NWRB), the Ateneo de Manila University and the  Ateneo de Zamboanga University.

“Nakakita na kami ng decreasing trend when it comes to water and sa simulation by 2030, hindi na ma-meet yung demand,” said Maria Aileen Leah G. Guzman, project head.

Guzman said that water conservation must be practiced to address the downward trend in water supply.

Phase two of the study proposes the construction of monitoring wells in the barangays of Calarian, Tugbungan, Salaan and Putik to observe water level within a period of one year.

The wells can monitor the quantity and quality of groundwater.

Water quality information is necessary to determine the potability of  ground water, Guzman explained.

The results can serve as tools which can help national and local governments in formulating policies to protect the city’s water resources.  (RGAAGo)