Cebu water firm commissions P10.6-M reservoir

CEBU CITY, July 25 (PNA) — The Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) has commissioned its P10.6-million state-of-the-art reservoir in Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City.

The reservoir can store 1,000 cubic meters of water and can supply about 3,800 households, including the homeowners of a real estate development, living within the Guadalupe area.

The water that will be stored in the reservoir, which was constructed within a 791-square-meter property near the entrance of Monterrazas de Cebu subdivision, will be sourced from five deep wells and from Abejo Water Corp., a private bulk water supplier.

The reservoir in Monterrazas de Cebu is the latest of eight MCWD reservoirs across Cebu.

The other seven reservoirs are located in the towns of Liloan, Consolacion and Compostela and in the cities of Lapu-Lapu and Talisay.

Eugene Singson, MCWD officer-in-charge, said installation of the reservoir at the subdivision will stabilize water pressure for areas in Guadalupe even during peak hours.

Genvi Development Corp., which developed the Monterrazas de Cebu, donated the property where the reservoir now stands in July last year.

The donation was made after Genvi learned about the plan of MCWD to put up a reservoir and was looking for a site for the project.

Singson said the reservoir uses state-of-the-art technology called glass fused to steel that prevents the accumulation of fungus or moss.

Singson said the technology is compliant with the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) Standard 61, which regulates standards for drinking water. (PNA)