20 April 2012

Subicwater activates P50-M filtration facility

Private water-utility firm Subic Water and Sewerage Co. Inc. (Subicwater) activated on Wednesday a new filtration facility for its water-distribution system in Olongapo City with a capital expenditure of P50 million.

Subicwater Chairman Herbert Consunji, who led the inauguration ceremonies at the Mabayuan Water Treatment Plant (MWTP) in Olongapo, said the project will boost the water-treatment capacity of the Mabayuan plant by 36 percent, or about 10 million liters per day (MLD).

The plant, which supplies water to more than 18,200 water concessionaires in the northern part of this city, can now operate on a maximum capacity of 38 MLD because of the new filtration facility.

The service areas that will benefit most are the villages of Kalaklan, Mabayuan, East and West Bajac-bajac, Sta. Rita, Gordon Heights and Old Cabalan.

Consunji  inaugurated the Mabayuan facility with Olongapo Mayor James Gordon Jr., Director Anne Gordon of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, Subicwater Director Graham Fairclough, Subicwater General Manager Edna Canlas and Assistant General Manager Jaime Garcia.

Consunji said that with more water being channeled into the distribution network, pressure in the pipes increases.

“This allows Subicwater to reach more households and establishments in MWTP’s service area of seven barangays, which are ountainous for the most part,” he said. (Henry EmpeƱo, Business Mirror)