February 27, 2024
GOING WELL — Baguio Water District General Manager Engr. Salvador Royeca (2nd from the left) led the members of the BWD board of directors in inspecting the newly commissioned Gibraltar parallel deepwell along Gibraltar Road on Oct. 10. Joining him (from the left) are BWD BOD Engr. Eliseo G. Lagman, BOD Vice Chairperson Engr. Jonathan A. Vergara, BOD Chairperson Atty. Renato S. Rondez, Dir. Kenneth S. So, Dir. Sonia A. Daoas, and AGM for Non-Technical Operations Atty. Ma. Luisa C. Tenedero. — BWD photo

Baguio Water District consumers supplied under Area 3 should expect improved water supply schedules as the public water utility concludes the commissioning of the Gibraltar parallel deepwell this month.

Effective Oct. 26, 3,000 active connections in the western side of the city particularly accounts serviced in Zones 4 and 5, as well as parts of the surrounding areas will start to enjoy an average of three to four times-a-week schedule from the former two times-a-week schedule.

Upon its full activation, the newly activated Gibraltar deepwell will be used to reduce the load of the Busol Tiptop deepwell and Pacdal source which cater to the needs of Pacdal, Ambuclao, Gibraltar, North Outlook Drive, Leonard Wood Road, and Navy Base, among others.

Use of the new deepwell will result to an improved filling of the Ambiong and Lovena tanks which equates to an extended diversion time of water supplied to portions of Upper General Luna, Assumption Road, and Session Road.

BWD General Manager Engr. Salvador M. Royeca said the recent accomplishment is a testament to the BWD’s commitment to continuously improve its various facilities, render efficiency in its operations, and satisfy the needs of its customers, both residential and commercial establishments.

To expand its water supply areas, preparation of a job order for the expansion of distribution lines along Purok 4 East Gibraltar and Modesta-Mines View is also being arranged to accommodate the deferred new water service connection applications thereat.

In September this year, BWD addressed the supply concerns in the Old Lucban-Dizon Subdivision-Quezon Hill-Pinsao areas after completing the augmentation projects that interconnected the BWD Sanggalang tank and Pinsao-2 pumping station. Similarly, in April 2023, the BWD improved the water supply in Pinget, Pinsao, Fairview, Magsaysay, Quirino Hill, and Tam-awan after completing the pipeline interconnection project from the BWD Malvar deepwell.

Apart from the recently commissioned Gibraltar parallel deepwell, BWD also expects the commissioning of the Zig-Zag production well along Kennon Road, Camp 7 before the end of 2023. Royeca assured customers that the District will expedite other ongoing projects for water supply improvement in anticipation of the possible effects of the El Niño phenomenon next year.

Meanwhile, customers are encouraged to continue observing water conservation practices. Rainwater harvesting, if possible, is also advised to lessen the consumption of treated water supplied by BWD.

Residents who might experience difficulties or have other concerns regarding their water supply are advised to contact the BWD for immediate action at any of the following 24/7 hotlines: 442-3218, 442-4929, 0908-865-1504, 0917-679-4929, 0922-840-9765, leave a message via Facebook messenger @baguiowaterdistrict, or send an email to [email protected]. – Press release