Baguio Water District consumers supplied under Area 3 should expect improved water supply
schedules as the Summer Capital’s lone public water utility concludes the commissioning of the BWD Gibraltar parallel deepwell this October 2023. Around 3,000 active connections in the western side of the City particularly accounts serviced in Zones 4 and 5, as well as parts of the surrounding areas will start to enjoy an average of three (3) to four (4) times-a-week water schedule
from the former two (2) times-aweek schedule, effective 26 October 2023.

Upon its full activation, the newly activated Gibraltar deepwell will be utilized to reduce the load of the BWD Busol Tiptop deepwell and Pacdal source which caters to the water needs in areas
including Pacdal, Ambuclao, Gibraltar, North Outlook Drive, Leonardwood, and Navy Base, among others. The utilization of the new deepwell will result to an improved filling of the Ambiong and Lovena tanks which equates to an extended diversion time of water supplied to portions of Upper General Luna, Assumption Road, and Session Road.

BWD General Manager Engr. Salvador M. Royeca stated the recent accomplishment is a testament
to the District’s commitment to continuously improve its various facilities, render efficiency in its operations, and satisfy the water needs of its customers, both residential and commercial establishments. To further expand its water supply areas, the preparation of a job order for the expansion of distribution lines along Purok 4 East Gibraltar and ModestaMines View is likewise being arranged to accommodate the deferred new water service connection applications thereat.

Earlier in September this year, BWD addressed the water supply concerns in the Old Lucban-Dizon
Subdivision-Quezon HillPinsao areas after completing the augmentation projects that interconnected the BWD Sanggalang tank and Pinsao-2 pumping station. Similarly, in April 2023, the District improved the water supply in Pinget, Pinsao, Fairview, Magsaysay, Quirino Hill, and
Tam-awan after completing the pipeline interconnection project from the BWD Malvar deepwell.

Apart from the recently commissioned Gibraltar parallel deepwell, BWD also expects the commissioning of the ZigZag production well along Kennon Road, Camp 7, before the end of 2023. GM Royeca assured customers that the District will expedite other ongoing projects for water
supply improvement in anticipation of the possible effects of the projected El Niño phenomenon next year.

Meanwhile, customers are encouraged to continue observing water conservation practices which include: the use of bucket and dipper instead of shower heads during bath, use of a glass or a tumbler when brushing teeth, using basins when washing the dishes instead of letting water run in an open faucet, recycling laundry water for watering plants and cleaning the
surroundings among others.

Rainwater harvesting, if possible, is likewise advised to lessen the consumption of treated water supplied by BWD. Residents, who might experience difficulties or have other concerns regarding their water supply are advised to contact the BWD office for immediate action at any of the following 24/7 hotline numbers; (074) 442-3218, (074) 442-4929, 09088651504, 09176794929,
09228409765, leave a message via Facebook messenger @baguiowaterdistrict, or send an email to
[email protected].

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