The Antipolo City local government announced on Friday, Jan. 13, the launching of the Tayabasan Weir-Phase 1 of the Wawa Bulk Water Supply Project which aims to provide parts of Metro Manila and the province of Rizal enough water amid the ongoing water supply woes.
In their Facebook page, Antipolo City Mayor Jun Ynares shared snaps of the project's inauguration in Sitio Apia in Barangay Calawis.
"80 million liters ng tubig ang kaya nito i-suplay kada araw. Matutustusan nito ang problema sa suplay ng tubig ng Metro Manila at lalawigan ng Rizal. Kasalukuyan namang ginagawa ang Phase 2 na kung makumpleto, tinatayang 518 million liters (kabilang na ang Phase 1) ang kayang isuplay kada araw (80 million liters of water can be supplied by the project each day. It can solve the ongoing water supply problem in Metro Manila and the province of Rizal. It's Phase 2 is still undergoing construction and once it is completed, around 518 million liters of water (including the Phase 1) can be supplied each day)," Ynares said.
The water project’s Phase 1 is comprised of three parts: the weir where water is impounded, the pumping station that brings the bulk water to the water treatment plant, and the buried water pipeline where the bulk water passes to get to the water treatment plant.
The Wawa Bulk Water Supply Project is one of the national government’s infrastructure flagship projects and once it is completed, it can supply 518 million liters of water to more than 500,000 households in the eastern sector of Metro Manila and Rizal.
The project is also expected to minimize the risk of flooding in the Metro Manila and Rizal.