AN ABOITIZ-led consortium will build a P10-billion Davao City Bulk Water Supply system to supply water to Davao City.
The largest local private bulk water project in the country will be constructed by Apo Agua Infrastructura Inc. (APO Agua), a joint venture company between Aboitiz Equity Ventures (AEV) and J.V. Angeles Construction Corporation (JVACC).
The bulk water project set to be completed in 2019 will tap the Tamugan River to supply water to the Davao City Water District (DCWD).
The project will ease pressure on the Dumoy Aquifer where DCWD has been drawing water for decades. The underground water reservoir is facing depletion, studies said.
Manuel Orig, Aboitiz Power Corp. first vice president for Mindanao Affairs, said that this project will have a long-term implication to the water supply of Davao City.
DCWD spokesperson Bernardo D. Delima said that Apo Agua will construct a infiltration gallery, raw water transmission pipelines, water treatment plant, and treated water transmission pipelines while DCWD will construct the reservoir.
Apo Agua will supply up to 300 million liters per day (MLD) of potable bulk water to DCWD.