Revenge of the river – 2
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In my first article, this writer pointed out that it is the people of Metro Iloilo who suffered the most because of the molasses contamination fiasco of Jalaur River caused by the criminal act of a sugar central. This resulted in the cutting off of the 15,000-cubic meter per day (cmd) water supply of FLO Water to Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD). This writer is not interested in the legal tussle between MIWD and FLO Water but will concentrate on the technical aspects of river supply and contamination since there are three other bulk water processing companies utilizing the rivers to supply potable water to Metro Iloilo. These companies are Pilipinas Water Resources Inc. (PWRI) that is processing water from Aganan river in Balabag, Pavia for three big subdivisions in Pavia; Mactan Rock Inc. (MRI) taps Aganan River in Jibaoan, Sta. Barbara and injects processed water into MIWD line in San Jose, San Miguel; and Balibago Waters near the FLO Water Plant also uses Jalaur river water to supply some subdivisions in Jaro.
Mana-ay, E. (2019, June 17). Revenge of the river – 2. Daily Guardian, pp. 4, 5.
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Rivers; Drinking water; Ground water; Water resources; Watersheds; FLO Water; Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD); Pilipinas Water Resources Inc. (PWRI); Mactan Rock Inc. (MRI); Manila Waters; Balibago Water; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Iloilo; Jalaur River; Balabag, Pavia; Aganan, Pavia
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