SAN CARLOS CITY, PANGASINAN — San Carlos City Water District (SCCWD) and PrimeWater (PW) San Carlos City reaffirmed their strong partnership by signing the Phase 2 of their Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) recently. The agreement aims to address deteriorating ground water source and enhancing sustainable water sources for San Carlos City as well as to expand service coverage in the area.
The rollout of expansion projects for Phase 2 also includes significant pipeline developments and network improvement projects.
Earlier in July, groundbreaking of the construction of a surface Water Treatment Plant (WTP), located at Sitio Kasilagan, Purok 7, Barangay Guelew, San Carlos City was launched.
The Water Treatment facility with a 15MLD (millions of liters per day) capacity will gather and treat water from the Agno River, the company’s first Surface Water Source Project in Region 1.
The project will lay a 12-kilometer 400mm pipe that will connect the facility to the Población proper. It is also expected to provide benefits to 6,700 new service connections, expand coverage to 13 more barangays from the current 48 barangays served, and ensure 24-hourpotable water supply to its existing customers.
“The signing strengthens the partnership between San Carlos City Water District and PrimeWater. With this milestone, we will continue to move forward together in staying true to our commitment to provide potable, reliable and consistent water supply and services to all our customers.” said Engr. Romeo M. Sabater, Vice President of PrimeWater Infrastructure Corporation.
“The JVA signing is significant because it would greatly benefit the constituents of San Carlos City; the implementation of the San Carlos City WTP would serve as a legacy project that will complement with the development and growth of the city while ensuring sustainable and potable water for future generations,“says Engr. Benjie G. Distor, General Manager of San Carlos City Water District.