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By Liza Marie V. Sicat
The MCWD has purchased a lot for a new pumping station to boost water supply in Sta. Maria Libutad in Mabalacat City and has assured consumers in the area that the station would be operational in six months.
This plan was disclosed by MCWD General Manager Francis Dimaliwat to Sta. Maria Libutad folk during his visit to their area amid complaints of low water pressure.
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By Daisy S. Franco
RIBBON CUTTING. Atty. Pepito M. Torres, Jr., MCWD Chairman, Greg Mendoza, of LWUA and Atty. Francis A. Dimaliwat, MCWD General Manager, lead the cutting of ribbon during the Inauguration of the SCADA project on April 29. Also in photo are MCWD board of directors and manager.
The MCWD 38th anniversary was held on April 29, 2016 at the central ground reservoir. A solemn Inter-faith prayer started the program, led by three (3) staff: Ms. Leigh Anne del Rosario, Ms. Danica Lusung and Mr. Francisco Ignacio, Jr.
The celebration was attended by guests from other water districts mostly PAMAWD members, officials from the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA), the Honorable Marino “Boking” Morales as the guest speaker and other colleagues in the water industry.
The celebration primarily highlighted another major accomplishment of the water district, the SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) project.
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By Leigh Anne C. Del Rosario
The Philippine Association of Water Districts (PAWD) in its national convention this year adopted the theme “Water Districts: Resilience amid Change”.
The convention’s theme underscored the critical and urgent need for water districts to address, reduce and prepare for any changes that may arise in order to ensure the delivery of safe, adequate and affordable water.
Several studies undertaken by highly credible institutions reveal that the best managed water utilities are water districts. However, this growth among water districts is accompanied by changes.
Change is a sign of growth and progress. It is a part of any organization’s success.
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By Atty. Francis A. Dimaliwat
TECHNICAL SESSION ON NRW. Atty. Francis A. Dimaliwat, General Manager of Mabalacat City Water District talks about Non-Revenue Water (NRW) in one of the technical sessions during the PAWD Convention held of February 5 at Fontana Convention Center, Clarkfield, Pampanga.
Let me just share with you my presentation on “non-revenue water” in one of the technical sessions during the 37th National Convention of Water Districts held on Feb. 3-5, 2016 at Fontana, Clarkfield, Pampanga.
The idea is which performs better between WDs where percentage of NRW is used as a parameter for efficiency of a WD? Water districts are categorized by LWUA as A, B. C, and D, Category “A” being a big WD and Category “D” being a small WD.
As an analysis, take for example, on the assumption of 24 hours supply, compare the NRW of WD “A” as 20% and WD “D” as 25%. At a glance, it would seem that “A” performs better than “D”, however, in terms of volume of water being thrown as a loss, WD “D” would be better than “A”. If WD “A” draws 1,000,000 cu.m. of water from the source and throws away 200,000 cu.m. @ 20% NRW, the revenue water is 800,000; whereas if WD “D” draws 500,000 cu.m.and throws away 125,000 cu.m @ 25% NRW, the revenue water is 375,000 cu.m.