Bulk water system could take off early in some areas

An official of the Davao City Water District (DCWD) disclosed on Monday that the Davao City Bulk Water Supply Project (DCBWSP) may deliver water in some off take points prior to its full completion this year.

Jovana Cresta Duhaylungsod, spokesperson of DCWD, said there is a talk wherein the bulk water project can already deliver water in some off take points prior to the full completion of the project granting that the weir, raw water pipeline, water treatment plant and the treated water pipeline going towards the off take point are already completed.

“Between now and until the full operation there were some talks na possible that we will not wait para makapaandar na si Apo Agua as we are also adding the possibility na katong mga off take points na puwede na mahaturan ni Apo Agua even before sa full operation sa project, that can be a welcome development. There might be some off-take points or water supply system nga makauna ug gamit sa bulk water supply before the full operation of the project. But we are not seeing that anytime soon in the first quarter (this year),” said Duhaylungsod.

Apo Agua Infrastructura, Inc. is taking the lead role in the construction of DCBWSP that will provide 300 million liters of safe water daily to over one million Davaoeños.

“Since last year and until now padayon ang atong mga preparations for the interfacing para by the time na mag full blast na si bulk water project smooth na ang pagdawat nato sa tubig coming from their system. Just to manage the expectations of the public by the time na mag full blast si Apo Agua that would be the first time na musulod ug mabati sa atong pipeline storage system ang tubig coming from them, on our end, it would be a lot of adjustments in our operations kay para atoang maseguro na ang tubig na atoang madawat it would be fully maximized and maka benefit ang mga areas specially ang District 2 nga ga low water pressure to no water,” Duhaylungsod said.

The DCBWSP of Davao City Water District (DCWD) is the first of its kind in the country. It is designed to follow the water-energy nexus concept, where renewable energy will be generated through an integrated hydroelectric power plant. With this state-of-the-art landmark project, Davao City will now have access to both surface water from the Tamugan river, and its current ground well sources.

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