By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
According to an email sent by the Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) over the weekend, the first bulk water project between the utility firm and Bacolod Bulk Water, Inc. (BBWI) is nearing completion.
Project Engineer Joey Pastorel said the project is operating on a tight schedule, noting, upon completion of the first injection point, water service will be significantly improved throughout the city.
Based on information provided via email, pipe-laying at injection point 1, located in Barangay Granada, has been completed; while the construction of water clarifiers, multi-media filters, and flocculation tanks are nearing completion.
“To date, structures that are needed to run the operations, such as an intake facility, administrative office, and storage facilities, are also almost complete,” said Pastorel.
He explained, work has been going on around the clock since the recent release of their building permit.
Pastorel also noted, injection point 2, located in Murcia and comprised of a 10-kilometer bulk water pipeline, is also progressing.
“BWWI’s continuous laying and delivery of pipes in the area look very promising in its efforts to finally solve the perpetual water problem of the city,” he insisted.
Tubig Pilipinas Group, Inc., a division of BBWI, completed the fabrication of the said pipeline.
The project is projected to deliver an initial 30,000 cubic meters in bulk water per day, and gradually increase to 150,000 cubic meters per day.
“As the city aggressively expands, so is the need for more water,” Pastorel said./WDJ