Baguio Water District opens two deep wells to augment water supply in several villages

BAGUIO CITY — The Baguio Water District (BWD) has commissioned the operation of two deep wells to help augment and ensure the stability of water supply within the specified area and its immediate surroundings.

BWD general manager Salvador Royeca thanked the local government unit (LGU) of Baguio City for approving pertinent documents and permits for the well-drilling projects within Lucban Elementary School and Barangay Teodora Alonzo.

Royeca said the well-drilling project at the Lucban Elementary School currently yields 140 gallons per minute, augmenting the water supply of barangays Happy Homes, Old Lucban, parts of Camdas, Trancoville, Magsaysay, and Dizon subdivision.

The well-drilling project in Barangay Teodoro Alonzo near the City Health Services Office (CHSO) yields 317 gallons per minute and augments the water supply of T. Alonzo, New Lucban, Rimando Road, Magsaysay Avenue, Honeymoon Road and parts of Bonifacio Street.

Royeca said the operation of the two deep wells will ease the load on other deep wells previously supplying the said areas and 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.

Meanwhile, City Mayor Mauricio Domogan acknowledged the efforts of the BWD in locating more sources of potable water to augment the city’s water supply.

Domogan said the local government remains committed in supporting the efforts of the water district to develop additional sources of water that could provide a regular supply of potable water to the residential and commercial consumers.

The deep wells in the different parts of the city will serve as part of the short, medium and long-term solutions of the BWD 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, Domogan said.

Several companies signified their interest to implement the bulk water project of the BWD with available sources outside the city.

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, Domogan added. Jojo Lamaria/PNA-northboundasia.com