ACWD to solve water odor, color problem
ANGELES CITY — Officials of the Angeles City Water District (ACWD) has assured its consumers that it is working hard to improve the quality of water supply including its taste, smell and color caused by the presence of chemical elements called iron and manganese.
ACWD General Manager Reynaldo Liwanag issued the statement following complaints of dirty water from some residents of Northville 15 Subdivision in Barangay Cutud here.
Liwanag disclosed that the ACWD management is in the process of bidding out the P8 million water filtration system in said village to correct the iron and manganese problem that result to poor quality water supply during peak hours.
The project is called DMI-65 or the Advance Oxidation Water Filtration for color, iron, and manganese correction, the ACWD executive sai d.
Liwanag said they recently acquired and installed in Barangay Capaya 1 pumping station a DMI-65 media, a product of Quantum FIltration Medium Pty. Ltd. from AUstralia the ACWD acquired from Bauer International Philippines Incorporated.
The filtration system efficiently lowered the iron and manganese content of the water supply in Capaya 1 to the Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water (PNSDW) ’17 limits, the ACWD official added.
The ACWD purchased two more sets of DMI 65 Water Filtration System for Northville 15 and Barangay Sapalibutad, Liwanag added.
Liwanag said that water samples coming out from the Northville pumping station pass the PNSDW during normal period when the demand is low.
The problem only occurs when there is high demand of supply and the ACWD technicians have to increase the water pressure. During these times, the filtration system of water sediments is failing, according to Liwanag.
“We would like to assure our consumers in those areas that the problem about the odor, color and taste of water will improve once the project is completed hopefully in three months time after we awarded the design, installation, and commissioning of the filtration system to the succesful bidder or contractor,” Liwanag said.