DCWD to stop utilization of some production wells

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Monday, March 30, 2015


THE Davao City Water District (DCWD) will stop utilization of around 75 percent of its 56 water production wells for it to replenish once the P10-billion Tamugan Surface Development Project is completed.

DCWD spokesperson Bernardo D. Delima, in an interview with reporters after Monday's edition of Kapehan sa Dabaw at SM City Davao, said they will not rest the production wells all at the same time but will be done gradually.

He said 25 percent that will be operational will be among the 45 Dumoy production wells to cater to the Dumoy area.

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Delima said they are expecting water demand in their franchise area to exceed around 109 million cubic meters (cu. m.) by 2020.

He said that by then, they will gradually reopen the production wells that were put to rest to boost the water supply, depending on the demand.

Delima said in 2014, the water demand in the franchise area was around 96 million cu. m. and for 2015, they are expecting that it will reach to around 100 million cu. m.

The Tamugan Surface Development Project is a joint venture project by the DCWD and the Apo Agua Infrastructura Inc. (Apo Agua), a joint venture company between Aboitiz Equity Ventures and J.V. Angeles Construction Corporation.

In the agreement, Apo Agua will construct the infiltration gallery, raw water transmission pipelines, water treatment plant, and treated water transmission pipelines while DCWD will be buying the treated water and construct of the reservoir.

Apo Agua will supply up to 300 million liters per day of potable bulk water from the Tamugan River to DCWD.

Delima said the processing of the permits has started and they are expecting it to be completed by 2016 to 2017. After which, the construction of the facility will start and is targeted to be completed by 2019 or 2020.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on March 31, 2015.

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