BWD Grants Water Bill Discount to Senior Citizens
July 4, 2015
BAGUIO CITY – Member- consumers of the Baguio Water District(BWD) who are senior citizens can avail of the five percent discount on their water bills.
Engr. Noriel Calpito BWD Commercial Division OIC Manager, in a Kapihan media forum Friday, iterated that senior citizens whose water bill is on their name, are entitled to a 5% discount as long as their water consumption does not exceed 30 cubic meters as provided under the Expanded Senior Citizens Act.
Calpito reported that of the 38, 078 active water connections in the city as of this year, 1,097 connections belong to senior citizens who have been granted of the discount.
Senior citizens who wish to avail of the discount need to present their senior citizen’s ID and proof of billing to the BWD. Upon application, members of the BWD will inspect the household of the applicant to know if the application is valid, he added.
BWD in 2014 produced 41,504 cubic meters of water supply a day to around 312,000 people in 122 of the 129 barangays in Baguio City.
The supply has increased by almost three percent this year, generating 42, 594 cubic meters a day.
BWD admits that they are still facing the challenge of larger demand with the city’s increasing population and influx of transients and tourists./JDP/CCD /Marivic Wayah- PIA/UP Intern