NEW RIZAL TREATMENT PLANT TO SAVE WATER SHORTAGE – MANILA WATER
A new water source in Cardona, Rizal could have prevented the ongoing water shortage in Metro Manila had it been completed on time, an official of Manila Water Co., Inc.
Geodino Carpio, Manila Water chief operating officer said in a press conference that the company is presently constructing a treatment plant in Cardona, Rizal which could have covered some of the deficit.
He said that if the plant was completed on time, “we would not be facing the same problem right now.”
Carpio said the contractor of the Cardona treatment plant, which could draw some 100 million liters per day from the Laguna Lake, encountered several “technical issues.”
He said plant can start serving about 50 million liters per day by the end of March and 100 million liters per day by August.
Carpio said the increase in water demand has been projected.
“Unfortunately, the projected solutions were delayed,” Carpio said.
Carpio appealed for patience from the public amid the ongoing water shortage which has affected 250,000 to 260,000 individuals.
“As the economic development of a city accelerates, in many ways also the consumption ng bawat tao,” Carpio said. The treatment plant in Cardona, Rizal was expected to be completed last year according to a report form ABS CBN last May 2018 (LON)