ZCWD to build treatment plants in east, west coasts PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 16 April 2012 13:40

The Zamboanga City Water  District will soon put up a  water treatment plant in  the east and west coasts to boost the water supply of water consumers in both areas.

ZCWD General Manager Chito Vasquez disclosed that his technical engineering officers  will conduct a feasibility study  to determine the places where the water firm can construct the water treatment plants in both areas and to determine how long will the construction will be completed.

Vasquez said there is a need to construct the two water treatment plants because of the continuing increase in the city’s population and potable water is in demand.

Meanwhile, Vasquez lauded District 2 Congressman Erbie A. Fabian for authoring

House Bill 00422 which seeks to establish the Pasonance Watershed Forest Reserve as a protected area under the category of Natural Park and its peripheral areas as buffer zones, and provide  for its management and for other purposes.

Fabian’s bill has been approved in the Lower House and the Senate’s Committee on Environment and Natural Resources chaired by Senator Chiz Escudero.
According to Vasquez, the bill is very timely and very important for the protection of the Zamboanga City wastershed.

He explained that the Zamboanga City watershed is now one of two watersheds in the country that are intact with its current status. The other one is in Davao  City which is the Mt. Apo forest protected area that supplies water to the entire Davao City and neighboring cities and provinces.

Vasquez called on the local officialdom and the people of Zamboanga City to protect the city’s watershed and plant more trees. — Allen Abastillas