CNWD-PrimeWater fast-tracks projects to improve water supply in CamNorte
The Camarines Norte Water District – PrimeWater (CNWD-PrimeWater) expressed confidence in providing the residents of Camarines Norte a more stable supply of water as it fast-tracks the rehabilitation of water system along with other projects.
CNWD Prime Water Branch Manager Engr. Mark Anthony F. Muroda II relayed this message during the Water Info Exchange.
To ensure a possible 24- hour water supply is connected to consumers, he added they have on-going project which is the installation of booster pump in the DFF. It will produce 3,000 cubic meters per day that will be added to the 12,000 cubic meters per day presently produced, he said.
The booster pump in the DFF will help to support the springs which are now down due to lack of rainfall. This will be maximizing to augment water supply in Vinzons, Talisay, San Vicente and Labo.
Other projects completed totaled to 7.7 kilometers parallel DFF transmission line; purchase of 260 pieces of UF Membrane; Basud booster pump; 4,100 raw water tanks; development of Kurahaw Spring; purchase of 1 unit filtration system and Daet Storage Tank boosting system.
In order to optimize existing water source and develop new additional sustainable sources to meet the long term demand, they are conducting inventory of potential spring sources; and also proposed the construction of filtration system at Gumamela Well in Labo, Kurahaw spring source Phase II, Vinzons storage tank boosting system, San Vicente boosting system and permanent dam for DFF facility.
He said that to reduce and maintain distribution losses or Non-Revenue Water (NRW) they conduct regular monitoring of facilities such as storage tank, transmission lines, verification and calibration of water production meters, among others.
Other on-going activities are rehabilitation of pipeline and system improvement, thorough monitoring of water quality from the source, water rationing and maintain good relationship with the consumers.
During the visit at the facilities, Boro-Boro Spring shows critical level with 8,000 cubic meters per day production compared to 18,000 in previous days while the Labo Storage Tank lost 10,000 cubic meters per day due to lack of supply from the spring and well sources.
Meanwhile, Engr. Veronica C. Tores, Weather Specialist from Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) discussed the effects of El Nino Phenomenon in rainfall wherein the decline were noted from January to August this year in Camarines Norte.
It will be recalled that CNWD and PrimeWater entered a Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) in 2016 for the latter to put in P2 billion investments within 25 years including operations and constructions of facilities in order to provide adequate water supply in its coverage areas.