DOWNTOWN AREA AND NEARBY AREAS TO EXPERIENCE LOW TO NIL WATER SUPPLY
DAGUPAN CITY – The Dagupan City Water District (DCWD) promptly shut off of its Magsaysay Pumping Station on September 24 as the water being pumped out in the area tasted salty.
DCWD Water Resources Division head Engineer Sergio P. Sta. Maria recommended the immediate shut off of the pumping station, duly approved by DCWD General Manager Adelfo B. Valle, as the possible salt intrusion may pose danger to the health and well-being of DCWD concessionaires.
Result of the physico-chemical analysis on the water sample from the pumping station conducted by the DCWD yielded a 1.5 g/l salinity, which is not within the permissible limit set by the Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water.
As a remedial measure, the DCWD upgraded and increased the capacity of the Bolosan Pumping Station and the Paras-Mangin Pumping Station and diverted the water into the DCWD reservoir.
Three booster pumps are now being simultaneously running with two booster pumps operating in full load 24/7.
Sta. Maria also ordered the installation of air release valves before and after the Quintos Bridge to further increase the water pressure in the affected areas. More air release valve was installed every one kilometer to increase water pressure.
DCWD promised to stand by its commitment to serve the public with efficient delivery of potable and healthy water to every home. (Joseph C. Bacani/CIO/Sept. 26, 2017)