ZCWD, Celso, LGU inaugurate P91.69M water system today PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 07 September 2013 14:05

The Zamboanga City Water District together with District 1 Rep. Celso Lobregat and officials of the Local Government Unit will inaugurate the water system in the west coast area today, September 7, 2013.

The construction/rehabilitation/improvement of the Dumalon Water System was a project initiated by then Mayor and now Congressman. Lobregat,.  The assistance of P33,744,412.00 worth of pipes (8,300 linear meters of transmission lines and 45,852 linear meters of distribution lines) was given by the LGU which will be paid back by ZCWD under a recoupment scheme (years moratorium and payable in 20 years without interest) which was part of the Memorandum of Agreement signed by both parties on December 12, 2011.

The balance of P57,955,538 required to fully implement the project,  that includes civil works and other project components and the construction of the intake facility and the ground tank , will come from ZCWD.

The project’s source of water is the spring in Dumalon, Barangay Baluno, 28 kilometers west of this city. Source location is about 869 meters above mean sea level.

Water source exploration began in November of 2010 and flow study followed in December 2010 up to March 2011. It took three months (May -July 2011)   for the topographic survey to finish and four months for hydraulic analysis (June-  September 2011 ).

Plan preparation for the water system project was started in July of 2011, to include design computations that was done from September to November of 2011, and completed in February of 2012. The Engineering Plans was submitted on the same month. Project finally broke ground on August 23, 2012.

The water infrastructure project, intended to boost the water supply capability in the west coast area, is more or less 82.98 % completed as of September 01, 2013. The completion of this enormous project is expected to provide potable water to Barangays Baluno  and  Capisan and a much improved water service to Barangays Malagutay, San Roque, Calarian, Cawit, Sinunuc, Maasin, Tulungatung and Ayala. Once fully operational, an estimated 40,000 individuals will benefit from the project.

Total project cost is P91, 699,950.