ACWD in­au­gu­rates 2 pump­ing sta­tions

Sun.Star Pampanga - - TOPSTORIES! - BY REY­NALDO G. NAVALES Sun.Star Staff Reporter

AN­GE­LES CITY— The An­ge­les City Water Dis­trict (ACWD) has in­au­gu­rated two pump­ing sta­tions which are ex­pected to pre­vent the re­cur­rence of water short­age in barangays Margot and Sa­pang­bato.

En­gi­neer Rey­naldo Li­wanag, ACWD gen­eral man­ager, said the com­mis­sion­ing of the two pumps will en­sure suf­fi­cient water sup­ply in the two up­land vil­lages which was af­fected by water short­age early this year.

Last June 10, 2018, the ACWD com­pleted its P10 mil­lion pump in Sa­pang­bato end­ing the water cri­sis which started in Fe­bru­ary this year. The water short­age stemmed from the re­duc­tion in the vol­ume of sup­ply the water dis­trict pro­cures from the Clark Water.

The Sa­pang Bato Pump­ing Sta­tion has a ca­pac­ity of 12 liters per sec­ond which can sup­ply more than 1,000 house­holds, ac­cord­ing to Li­wanag. The ACWD con­structed a sep­a­rate pump­ing sta­tion in Barangay Margot which was com­mis­sioned in July this year. Li­wanag said the two pumps can pro­vide water sup­ply to more than 2,800 con­ces­sion­aires in the two vil­lages. Five months ago, the city coun­cil de­clared a state of calamity in the two barangays fol­low­ing the water short­age. Li­wanag then as­sured the lo­cal of­fi­cials that their pumps will be com­pleted and water sup­ply re­stored in four months.

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