|Metro Kalibo WD expands operations|
THE Metro Kalibo Water District (MKWD) has embarked on a multi-million water supply expansion and improvement project administered and financed through its own internally generated funds to assure a steady supply of safe and potable piped water for the residents of Balete, a town adjacent to Kalibo in Aklan province,
Engr. Renato T. Albar, General Manager of the Metro Kalibo Water District said the technical team has completed the construction of a P2.5 million ground reservoir in Balete, and is currently undertaking the construction of its P1.5 million sump tank booster pump station. Both projects are programmed to be operational by the third quarter of the year and are expected to service said entire town with reliable water supply on a 24 hour daily basis.
Another major project of the water district geared towards the improvement of its water delivery service, according to GM Albar, is the conduct of a comprehensive hydraulic evaluation of the system which indicated the need to develop and additional water source and reservoir in Kalibo town proper. The Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) has reportedly allocated a P30 million loan fund to finance this project, he added.
GM Albar said the water district is currently servicing some 13,710 connections in the towns of Kalibo, New Washington, Banga, and Balete. The MKWD has expanded its service area coverage in all of the 16 barangays in Kalibo, 15 barangays in New Washington, and has given a 60 % and 80% access to piped water system in the towns of Banga and Balete respectively.
MKWD is the recipient
of LWUA's Most Outstanding Water District Award in the Regional and
National Level in 2006 and 2004.