Lobregat, ZCWD execs unveil P4.4M water project in Patalon PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 22 January 2013 14:28

The city government of Zamboanga headed by Mayor Celso Lobregat and the Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD) led by Board of Directors Chairperson Nelida F. Atilano and General Manager Leonardo Rey D. Vasquez yesterday inaugurated the P4.4-million water system project in Barangay Patalon, west of this city.

Of the total project cost, the city government spent for the 5,705-linear meter (or 5.7km-long) of pipes worth P1.6 million, from the Patalon-Labuan boundary to Patalon-Sinubong boundary.

The ZCWD, on the other hand, shouldered the expenses for labor and other materials in the amount of P2.8 million.
Lobregat said the facility, which taps the Campo Uno spring in Labuan, can now serve the need for potable water of the more than 7,000 residents of Patalon, including those in the outlying barangays.

He said Patalon is just one of the many barangays that benefited from the water system projects all over the city as a result of the strong partnership between his administration and the water firm.

Present during the inauguration were Vice Mayor Cesar Iturrale, Councilors Myra Paz Valderrosa-Abubakar, Rudy Lim, Rogelio Valesco Jr., Noning Biel and Percival Ramos and Jomar Lobregat together with former Charlie Mariano, BG Guingona, Violy Alejandro, Nards Sampang, Tito Espiritusanto, Kit Barredo and Bong Atilano.

The ZCWD officials included the members of the Board of Directors namely, former mayor Engr. Efren Arañez, Edwin Caliolio, Dr. Mila Fernandez and Edwin Macasiar and others. Also present were the barangay officials of Patalon headed by Chairman Gaudencio Rojas. — Vic Larato