Apo Agua donates water pipelines to Barangay Tawantawan
Further strengthening its long-term commitment to its host communities, Apo Agua Infrastuctura, Inc. (Apo Agua) recently turned over 2,220 meters of water pipelines to Barangay Tawantawan in Baguio District. The barangay will use the donated pipelines to expand its existing water system, which will help augment its water supply distribution.
Present during the turnover of the water pipelines were (R-L) Congressman Isidro Ungab, Davao City Water District General Manager Mildred Aviles, Apo Agua Operations Head Shake A. Tuason, Apo Agua Project Manager Dorcas Ho, Tawantawan Barangay Kagawad Jimmy Enoch, and Davao City 3rd District Councilor Alberto “Abet” Ungab.
These additional pipelines will complete Tawantawan’s second water pipeline system, which will tap their current water source to the barangay’s newly constructed water reservoir. In turn, this will help increase the barangay’s water supply, addressing the urgent need for ample water supply and improving the lives of over 600 households.
“This donation is such a big help to our community as this is one of our main problems in the barangay. We are already using the pipes, and it has served more water to 600 households. I hope to have more projects with Apo Agua that can help benefit the constituents of Barangay Tawantawan,” said Barangay Captain Ricardo Gierran.
Third District Representative Abet Ungab, Tawantawan Kagawad Jimmy Enoch, Apo Agua Operations Head Shake A. Tuason, and Third District Councilor Isidro Ungab pose with one out of the thirty-seven rolls of pipes donated to Barangay Tawantawan.
"Dako among pasalamat sa Apo Agua sa ilong kasing-kasing na paghatag ug pipes apan nadungagan og patubig ang among barangay. Pito ka purok ang nakabenepisyo sa proyekto. Nagtipon pud mi alang sa nakatabang na Water System Management nga seminar ni Apo Agua para sa paglambo sa among pagmentinar ug padagan sa among patubig sa barangay (We thank Apo Agua for providing us with additional pipes that increased our water distribution. Seven puroks from our barangay have benefited from this project. We also thank them for conducting an informative Water System Management that will help improve our water system maintenance and operations),” said Elma Casinillo, member of Tawantawan's Barangay Waterworks and Sanitation Association (BWASA).
Pipeline Water System Management Seminar for Tawantawan’s Barangay Water Works and Sanitation Association, conducted by Apo Agua’s Technical Representative, Ruby Broas.
“As we work towards completing the Davao City Bulk Water Supply Project (DCBSWP) and delivering water across Davao City, we also continue to look at opportunities to further contribute to our host communities. While Tawantawan is one of the host communities that will not directly benefit from the DCBWSP, we hope that introducing smaller but sustainable water solutions in their area will help address their basic water needs," said Anna Lu, President of Apo Agua.
Apo Agua also extended its support to Davao City Water District by helping ramp up its water truck initiative to District II, while the DCBWSP is at its final stretch of completing its project construction. In addition, Apo Agua is currently conducting road restorations from its pipelaying activities at multiple sites across fourteen (14) barangays in the Second and Third Districts of Davao City.
Apo Agua recently announced that it is taking the lead role in the construction of Davao City Water District’s Davao City Bulk Water Supply Project to fast-track its completion that will provide 300 million liters of safe water daily to over one million Davaoeños.
With Apo Agua in the lead, it would aggressively pursue as many construction work streams as possible, in parallel with each other, as the main catch-up strategy. Despite a very tight timetable, Apo Agua targets start of operations by the end of 2022, considering a swift and seamless transition.
Delivery of 2,220m pipes and couplings endorsed by Apo Agua Representative, Bianca Gempesaw, and received by Barangay Captain Ricardo Gierran.
About Apo Agua
Apo Agua Infrastructura, Inc. is building one of the Philippines’ largest private bulk water supply facilities that will supply over 300 million liters per day of safe and sustainable water to the Davao City Water District for the people of Davao City. The company entered into an agreement with DCWD to shift the dependence of Davao City’s main water supply from groundwater wells to the more sustainably sourced surface water of the Tamugan River.
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