MIWD opens new service line for bulk water

Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) will open Tuesday its new transmission line from Injection Point No. 3 in Leganes to Injection Point No. 2 in Barangay Ungka, Jaro, Iloilo City to accommodate the 9,000 cubic meters of undelivered water from Flo Water Resources Iloilo Inc.

Senate President Franklin Drilon, governor Arthur Defensor Sr., Iloilo City mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog, congressman Jerry Treñas, Leganes mayor Adolfo Jaen and Dr. Teodoro Robles, chairman of the board of directors of MIWD, will lead the blessing and inauguration of new service line at 7 a.m. in Leganes.

Financed by a PHP51-million loan from Development Bank of the Philippines, the transmission line is 400mm in diameter and 8,520 linear meters long, according to MIWD’s Information Officer Olive Ledesma. It passes through the radial and circumferential roads.

“With the new transmission line, we are expecting 5,000 additional water connections in Jaro District, especially in the relocation site in Brgy. Lanit,” said Ledesma.

Ledesma added that MIWD is continuously improving its service and capacity in order to respond to the demand of its concessionaires and reach areas deprived of clean water.

MIWD contracted 15,000 cubic meters of water daily from Flo Water Resources Inc. but its existing pipeline can only accommodate 6,000 cubic meters. [via PNA]

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