ZCWD seeks to boost water production

Zamboanga City Water District is on the drawing boards to put up another production facility in the city’s east coast in two years’ time.


This was revealed by ZCWD General Manager Leonardo Rey D. Vasquez during a press conference, attended by the city’s tri-media, held last Friday June 9, 2017 to announce progress in the plans to establish an impounding dam in the city.


Vasquez said while the 50 million liters per day (MLD) capacity Prime Water Treatment Plant is now operational, total water production by the water utility firm will plateau in two years’ time due to increasing demand due to the city’s growing population.


“We will need to build a similar facility in the city’s east coast soon to boost water production as current supply will not be enough in another two years’ time as demand is sharply increasing annually.”


The press conference last Friday reported out progress made in the move to construct an impounding dam facility to boost water reserves in an effort to eliminate water rationing during summer time and ensure water security for sustainable development considering that the City will experience increase in temperature and decrease in rainfall in the coming years as per PAGASA and vulnerability assessment studies including downscaled climate projections of the Manila Observatory.


City 1st District Rep. Celso L. Lobregat, the house committee on Public Works gave the latest updates on the proposed multi-billion peso impounding dam project.  The District is also committed to organize stakeholders’ meetings relative to the proposed impounding dam for information dissemination and to solicit inputs regarding the proposal.


Vasquez added ZCWD has gone pro-active of late pre-empting water rationing scenario by aggressively pursuing projects to increase water production and reserves.


In the last two years the district has engaged the Prime Water Infrastructure Corp. for the water treatment plant in Pamucutan and engaged the services of Manila Water to address its Non-Revenue Water reduction program.


The current water production capacity of the district is made up of its twin 35 MLD plants in Pasonanca, the Prime Water plant in Pamucutan and its 18 production wells situated mostly in the city’s east coast.


We are reminding consumers to conserve and use water wisely. To report or for any concern please call ZCWD Customer Care Division 955 – 1007 to 1008; WTP 957 – 3651  loc. 100 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM or visit our web page @ https://www.zcwd.gov.ph or FB page @https://www.facebook.com/ZamboangaCityWaterDistrict  for updates. (EdBaños – CREAS ZCWD)