April 15, 2024
UP AND RUNNING — The Baguio Water District technical team rendered overtime on Holy Thursday to complete the testing of the pipeline interconnection of the BWD Malvar tank and Old Lucban barrel. The interconnection project aims to augment water supply towards the Buyog and Pinsao-2 deepwells due to the seasonal decline of water sources during the dry season. — Mark Victor Pasagoy

The Baguio Water District has completed the pipeline interconnection project at the Old Lucban deepwell on April 6.
The project, initiated on April 4, aims to augment the reduced water yield of the Buyog and Pinsao-2 deepwells.
Problem areas in parts of Pinget, Pinsao, Fairview, Magsaysay, Quirino Hill, and Tam-awan are expected to have better water supply during water diversion schedules.
Primarily, water will be sourced from the Malvar deepwell and will be conveyed to augment the Old Lucban deepwell.
Earlier this year, BWD has been closely monitoring the gradual reduction of water produced by water sources at Buyog deepwell and spring and Pinsao-2 deepwell. As of this date, the yield reduction of the two water sources has affected the normal water supply of the areas to which these are diverted.
Through the interconnection project, BWD targets to sustain the equitable distribution of available water supply in the north-north-eastern side of Baguio City.
BWD also activated its contingency measure to augment the water supply at the BWD Sanggalang tank by means of BWD water delivery trucks. During normal operations, the Sanggalang tank fills up an average of four to 6.6 meters water level, but this was temporarily affected due to the yield reduction at the Easter, Tam-awan, and Pinsao deepwells.
Meanwhile, BWD advised the public to continue observing water conservation practices as supply is affected by the seasonal decline in water supply experienced during the dry season and will be further affected by the anticipated El Niño phenomenon as earlier announced by the Pagasa.
An artificial increase in water demand is currently experienced due to the influx of tourists, returning residents, and transients. Nevertheless, the BWD announced it is exerting its best efforts to minimize these effects and is doing all it can to serve its constituents through water supply improvement and expansion projects.
BWD customers are advised to install water storage facilities such as tanks, drums, or other containers with a three-day backup water supply as it implements a rationing system. Further, the installation of a sump tank and boosters to pump water to their elevated water storage facilities is highly encouraged as this comes as part of the standard water system set-up especially at highly elevated residences.
Commercial establishments, on the other hand, are advised to apply for additional or enlargement of their current tapping should their daily water demand increase.
For concerns and water deliveries, customers are advised to reach the following numbers which can be reached 24/7: 442-3218, 442-4929, 0908-8651-504, 0917-679-4929, 0922-840-9765, or send a message at BWD_Customer Relations Facebook page or send an email to [email protected]. – Press release