MIWD: Iloilo has ‘enough’ water supply
By Iloilo Metropolitan Times | September 30, 2015
The Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) has assured its consumers in Iloilo City and six provincial towns of “enough” supply of water.
According to engineer Edgar Calazara, operations manager of MIWD, currently, they supply 55,000 cubic meters of water per day to over 31,000 households.
MIWD’s service areas include the city of Iloilo and the towns of Oton, Cabatuan, Pavia, Sta.Barbara, San Miguel and Maasin.
Tigum River, MIWD’s main source of water, delivers 30,000 cubic meters of water daily, Calazara said.
“MIWD gets 25 cubic meters of water from wells and its bulk water suppliers,” he added.
The water distributor has seven wells in Pavia, San Miguel and Oton.
Its bulk water suppliers are Flo water Resources Inc. and Prime Water Ventures Corp.
Calazara emphasized that they have been preparing for a severe El Niño phenomenon.
He said their new bulk water supplier, Mactan Rock Industries Inc., will start to deliver 5,000 cubic meters of water daily on October 25.
“Mactan has a 10-year contract with us [MIWD],” Calazara shared.
On Wednesday, September 30, state weather bureau PAGASA said the country is now experiencing ‘strong’ El Niño.
The phenomenon is forecast to “to further strengthen and and is likely to persist until the second quarter of 2016.” IMT
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