ZCWD starts rehab of pipelines in Talon-Talon PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 21 December 2010 14:40

This year, the Zamboanga City Water District’s aim to improve the delivery of potable water to consumers and expand service areas outside the 7-kilometer radius started with expansion projects in the east coast during the 1st and 2nd quarter. The project on rehabilitation of old pipelines however, started on the last quarter on the year.

Part of ZCWD’s commitment to provide access to potable water is the replacement of the old pipelines in Talon-Talon. 

The activity involves the supply and laying of 2,250 linear meters of 160mmØ PVC pipes starting from the junction of Talon-Talon loop up to entrance of Logoy Diutay and the installation of 3 fire hydrants. It will also entail the clustering of an estimated 182 service connections and the transfer of 18 individual connections. The pipelaying is being done on the right side of the service area going to Barangay Mampang. There will be final restoration works on the area after all pipelaying activities are completed.

Project implementation started last November 29 and will be completed by the end of first quarter next year. The project which will be implemented by a local contractor has a total cost of Php6,850,789.27.

With this rehabilitation project, problem on non-revenue water will be partially addressed and concerns on   “low water pressure” and “no water” particularly in Talon-Talon, Mampang and Arena Blanco will be lessened.

Other projects that were implemented this year include the construction of city- funded water systems at Tolosa-Lanzones-Guisao, Tolosa-Imelda-Pangulayan-Cacao and Tolosa-Guisao-Cabaluay started on February 2010. These five(5) projects have an estimated project cost of PhP20.2    million. Three (3) of these projects are 92 percent completed. The Another city-funded project costing Php5.3M is the laying of 2,789 linear meters of 8” PVC pipelines in Pasobolong, which was completed on April of this year.

At the last quarter of 2010, the Zambowood parallel distribution line project which has an estimated cost of Php1.3M was likewise started. A total of 2,214 linear meter of 4” PVC pipes will be used for the pipelaying works. 

On October 08, 2010, the Lumbangan-Lumayang Water System Project which has a total project cost of about PhP21 million, including the soft component such as trainings, advocacy and technical assistance was inaugurated. This project is 100 percent completed. Hydrotesting and disinfection works were done after the inauguration in preparation for the commissioning of the water system. The office is now accepting applications for service connections from the two barangays. This is the biggest funded project under the 3-H Collaboration in the Philippines through the Philippine Water Revolving Fund Support Program (PWRF-SP). The 3H collaboration is a program supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Rotary Foundation -- TRF