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2 Water Pumping Stations To Address Supply Deficit In Dumaguete

2 Water Pumping Stations To Address Supply Deficit In Dumaguete

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The Metro Dumaguete Water (MDW) is building two more pumping stations with deep wells to address the water supply deficit of 14 million liters a day here.

MDW spokesperson Kate Young Ricardo told the Philippine News Agency on Wednesday that the two pumping stations will be built in Barangays Camanjac and Talay.

“These additional deep wells will serve the needs of 35,000 households in their service areas,” Ricardo said.

The first to be built is the Barangay Cadawinonan pumping station, scheduled to start next month, she added.

“The other reservoir will also follow soon so that MDW can accomplish its target of providing an additional eight million liters of water a day to the city’s current water supply by the end of the year,” Ricardo said.

On Tuesday, the MDW officially broke ground for the construction of the Cadawinonan pumping station at its newly-acquired 1,000-square meter property in that barangay.

Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo and Vice Mayor Karissa Faye Tolentino-Maxino joined MDW Chief Operating Officer David Barba, Dumaguete City Water District (DCWD) general manager Roderick Diaz, and other officials in the event.

Berba said this is the “MDW’s biggest milestone yet as it is expected to generate the biggest impact once completed. Both new water sources will have reservoirs that can each store 3,000 cubic meters of water, especially for peak hours”.

Metro Dumaguete Water is a joint venture company between the DCWD and Metro Pacific Water (MPW).

DCWD owns the facilities and other structures, while MDW is in charge of operations.

Meanwhile, MDW announced an adjustment in water rates effective next month.

“We have received a notice from DCWD to implement the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA)-approved tariff adjustment effective July 1, 2022. The tariff adjustment will be reflected on the August water bill,” Ricardo said.

The minimum water rate for every 10 cubic meters for residential houses is PHP150 and this will be adjusted to PHP202.50.

For commercial establishments, the increase is from PHP300 per 10 cubic meters to PHP405, MDW said. (PNA)

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