BAGUIO CITY – The Baguio Water District (BWD) recently commissioned the operation of two deep wells to help augment and ensure the stability of water supply within the areas of operation.
In his letter to Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan, BWD General Manager Engr. Salvador M. Royeca expressed the water district’s gratitude to the local government for having approved the pertinent permits for their well-drilling projects within the Lucban Elementary School and at the T. Alonzo barangay.
Royeca said the well-drilling project at the Lucban Elementary School was completed several months ago and yields 140 gallons per minute and currently augmenting the water supply of barangays Happy Homes, Old Lucban, parts of Camdas, Trancoville, Magsaysay, and Dizon subdivision.
On the other hand, the BWD official added its well-drilling project at T. Alonzo barangay fronting the City Health Services Office was completed just over two months ago with a yield of 317 gallons per minute.
The output of the deep well shall augment the water supply of T. Alonzo, New Lucban, Rimando Road, Magsaysay, Honeymoon and parts of Bonifacio St.
Royeca explained the operation of the two deep wells will definitely ease the burden of other neighboring deep wells previously providing water supply to the above-mentioned barangays.
The additional water source will help beef up the program of the water district to locate additional water sources that could be commissioned to address the water requirements of the rapidly increasing population.
For his part, Domogan extended his greetings to the BWD for its sustained efforts in locating more sources of potable water to augment the city’s water supply.
He added the local government remains committed to supporting the efforts of the water district to develop additional sources of water to provide a regular supply of potable water to the residential and commercial consumers.
According to him, the deep wells in the different parts of the city will serve as part of the short-, medium and long-term solutions for the water district while pursuing its long overdue plan of a bulk water supply that will guarantee daily supply of potable water for the growing number of consumers in the city including expanding its services to the city’s 128 barangays.
He added there were several companies that signified their interest to implement the ambitious bulk water project of the water district with available sources outside the city but the district has yet to decide whether or not to pursue the project.
One of the conditions imposed by the BWD for interested partners to implement the bulk water project is for the sourcing out of water outside the city, including the social acceptability of the areas where the said water will be sourced./By Dexter A. See