Dagupan water district eyes other sources

March 25, 2010 at 7:54 pm 2 comments

By Danny O Sagun

Dagupan City – While the city’s aquifers may be enough at present to supply the city’s needs, other sources are already being considered to meet the demands of the future, engineer Adelfo Valle of the Dagupan City Water District said.

Guesting at the KBP Forum at the Philippine Information Agency, Valle disclosed that exploratory talks are going on for the possible tapping of the San Roque Multi-Purpose dam as water source. Other possible sources are the nearby towns of San Fabian and Calasiao, he said.

But earlier negotiations with officials and residents of the two towns bogged down, he bared.

He said residents in the areas feared their water supply might be depleted.

Provincial Irrigation Management Officer Renato Millan of the National Irrigation Administration, who also was a guest at the weekly media forum, said that indeed drinking wells in nearby households ran out of water when the deep well NIA put up in San Fabian was put into operation. “Mawawalan talaga ng tubig yong mga gripo nila pag pinaanadar yong deep well kaya nagreklamo sila,” he said.

DCWD sought to acquire the deep well, he said.

The provincial government lately raised the idea of tapping the San Roque dam as source of potable water for many towns in Pangasinan. The dam is supplying waters for power generation and irrigation.

Valle also bared that the district is also planning to construct an impounding reservoir tapping the Sinucalan river. “Hindi lang tayo aasa sa underground water,” he said. Presently, the district has pumping stations located in different areas in the city tapping underground water.

Meanwhile, Valle said that the water district learned many lessons from the massive flooding in October last year. Pumping stations were now placed in elevated areas and the district bought two large water tanks to service areas without water especially after disasters.

An action plan to mitigate the effects of El Nino was also adopted, he said. Causes of “non-revenue water” were checked like leakages, illegal connections, defective meters and old worn out pipes. (PIA Pangasinan)

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  • 1. EARL ARANZAMENDEZ  |  April 16, 2010 at 11:51 pm

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    4. Our Number 4 Nominee is the Vice President of the Alliance of Associations in the Water Sector (AAWAS) from Quezon City – ATTY. RANULFO VERIAN

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    Ang ating pakay ay TUBIG PARA SA LAHAT! Linisin ang pamahalaan at iangat ang sambayanan.

    Ang ating layunin ay Accessibility, Quality, Adequacy and Affordability (AQUA) ng supply at serbisyo ng tubig para sa lahat.

    Ang ating basehan at pamamaraan ay Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) para sa pagbalangkas ng mga batas na titiyak sa:

    § Malinis na supply ng tubig sa mga tahanan para sa tamang kalusugan at sanitasyon;

    § Sapat na irigasyon sa taniman ng palay at gulay;

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    § Hydropower para sa industriya at ilaw sa mga tahanan;

    § Pagpapaunlad ng ekonomiya, kabuhayan at pagsugpo sa kahirapan; at

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    Ang 1-TUBIG ay 1sang TUlungan ng Bayan, Industriya at Gobyerno (1-TUBIG) na itinatag noong 1998. Ito ang dating Alliance of Associations in the Water Sector (AAWAS). Ang 1-TUBIG ay binubuo ng mga magsasaka, manggagawa at empleyado ng mga institusyong pantubig, manggagawa sa sektor informal at ng transportasyon, maralitang lungsod, kababaihan, mangingisda, propesyunal at water consumers/users.

    Paano tayo makatutulong sa kampanya upang magkaroon ng Kinatawan sa Kongreso ang mga batayang sektor na nagtataguyod sa pangangalaga ng tubig? Ang Party List po ay inihahalal sa buong bansa at ng mga OFWs na nasa ibang bansa. Hikayatin natin ang ating mga kamag-anak, kapitbahay at kaibigan na iboto ang Numero Otso (#8) sa Party List. Maari ninyo silang i-text o personal na makausap upang maipaabot ang ating kandidato sa Party list. Maraming salamat po.

  • 2. Raquelito D Ang  |  November 30, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    Your plans of putting up a water treatment plant is good but may not be realistic because of financial constraints to the WD. Did somebody talked to you already about Joint Venture Agreements or most commonly known as Public Private Partnership(PPP)? My company is new in the field but we are financially capable and have the technical knowledge. Feel free to get in touch with us if you are really definite about the growth of the WD. Thank you


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