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P742-M water treatment plant in Zambo City inaugurated    8/3/2016 10:49:00 AM    ReadCount:629

 Zamboanga City — The biggest water treatment plant outside Metro Manila, which uses the ultra-modern Direct Action Pulsation Smart Clarifier technology, was inaugurated, Thursday in  this city  with local  officials and businessmen in attendance.

Zamboanga Economic Zone and Freeport Authority (ZamboEcoZone and Freeport) chair Christopher Lawrence S. Arnuco said the  P742-million water treatment plant of Prime Water Infrastructure Corporation (PIC) and the P535-million Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD) Water Pipe Project in the West Coast, which was also inaugurated Thursday, would give “new hope to  hundreds of water concessionaires in the west district of continuous  and uninterrupted supply of potable water in their homes.”
PIC is one of the 30 locators inside the ZamboEcoZone and Freeport, and is located in Sitio Anuling in the village of Pamucutan  this city.
The water treatment facility seats on a 50-hectare lot which will also be used for water retention, forest protection, and various water treatment facilities to support the operations of the treatment plant.
The PIC facility, and the water pipe project will go into full operation by November.
The PIC will treat and supply daily 50,000 cubic meters of  potable water to the Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD) for distribution to the residences in the Ayala District, and another  15,000 cubic meters of water to the ZamboEcoZone and Freeport locators.
The treatment plant is expected to provide suitable potable water to the city’s west coast area for the next 50 years. It will also maintain its 50-hectare area with its various forest protection and management programs, especially along the major tributaries in the Upper Pamucutan area.
Former Senator Manuel A. Villar and Arnuco signed  the lease agreement for the construction and maintenance of  a water treatment plant and various other facilities at the zone.
The agreement also includes  a sustainable forest management and protection within PIC’s 50-hectare site inside the zone.
The forest protection and management is   commitment of Prime Water in all its water resource developments all over the country.