The Baguio Water District reported improved water distribution service in four segment areas as it continues to pursue water supply augmentation and resource development projects.
“From twice-a-week, we will upgrade the water supply schedule to thrice-a-week in the QM and Legarda and San Vicente and Balsigan segments beginning Aug. 15,” BWD General Manager Salvador Royeca said.
He informed Mayor Benjamin Magalong that other areas will also enjoy improved service upon completion of the district’s augmentation and water supply development projects in more areas.
The BWD was able to augment supply in Balsigan-San Vicente areas through the newly commissioned Amparo 6 deepwell and the newly installed BGH booster aimed at addressing the water concerns of Lower Balsigan and San Vicente.
The BWD said it completed the commissioning of the Amparo 6 deepwell located in Amparo Heights Subdivision, Camp 7 on April 8 while the BGH booster, which connects the PVC mainline at Lower Balsigan towards Balsigan booster’s discharge, was activated on May 28.
With these improvements, the district said the load of the Km. 8 Reservoir at Sto. Tomas Road, which recently encountered a few difficulties due to the reduced yield of water sources supplying the facility was eased allowing more window time for it to supply other areas.
BWD said Km. 8 reservoir serves more than 6,000 active accounts in the southern portion of the city, which includes Balacbac, Dontogan, Suello Village, parts of Asin Road, majority of Marcos Highway areas, Upper Balsigan, Phil-Am, heading towards Upper and Lower Quarry, QM, Legarda, and parts of Poblacion, Tuba, Benguet. – Aileen P. Refuerzo