Aparri launches P34-million potable water system project

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APARRI, Cagayan: Residents of this northern coastal town will soon enjoy continued supply of safe and potable water after the local government recently launched the construction of a P34.237 million water system project.

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Mayor Shalimar Tumaru said the amount would be used for the completion of the booster pump station and the construction of a 300-cubic meter ground water reservoir at Barangay Maura.

Aside from the pumping station and water reservoir, an eight-kilometer pipeline that will siphon off water from the Abugi Creek at Barangay Gaddang and Appagonan River will also be constructed.

The water facility will use filtration and reverse osmosis technologies in treating raw water from said rivers to ensure that the end product is safe and potable.

The mayor said the project to be undertaken by the Aparri Water District (AWD) is financed through a loan from KFW, a German government-owned bank, through a Memorandum of Agreement, which was signed between the Local Water Utilities Administration, AWD and KFW.

Once completed, the facility can produce at least 1,000 to 3,000 cubic meters of water per day through filtration and 500 cubic meters through reverse osmosis.

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