Clark Water Corp. (CWC), the sole water and used water operator of Clark Freeport and the Clark Special Economic Zone, said on Wednesday that it was able to reduce its level of system loss to a record-low 6 percent, from 55 percent more than a decade ago.
In a statement, Jess Laigo, CWC general manager and chief operating officer, said that the massive reduction in the current level of system loss, or non-revenue water (NRW), reveals the effectiveness and efficiency of the company’s program.
“Recovered water is redistributed to the network for the needed water supply of our customers, reducing stress of resources,” said Laigo, noting that high levels of NRW may indicate the need to rehabilitate or update infrastructure.
Laigo attributed this achievement to the strengthening of CWC’s production processes and various company-led programs.
“Every year, we challenge ourselves to further reduce our system loss by maintaining a highly reliable network coupled with intensified efforts on Energy and Key Accounts Management Programs,” the CWC executive said.
At 6 percent, Laigo said that CWC’s system loss is comparable with the best water providers in the Philippines. International allowable standard for NRW is about 20 percent to 25 percent.
CWC is a subsidiary of Metro Manila’s East Zone water concessionaire Manila Water Co. Inc., which is part of the Ayala Group.
Last year, the company allocated P1.26 billion to fund its capital investment plan over the next five years—including programs on water source development, wastewater service infrastructure and service reliability improvement projects to meet the requirements in anticipation of the growth of Clark in Pampanga, and its surrounding areas.
Since it took over the water operations in the metropolitan area of Clark, CWC has significantly improved the area’s water services through the provision of sufficient high-quality piped water supply with strong water pressure.
CWC was formed in partnership with Clark Development Corp., the administrative and governing body of the Clark Freeport Zone and the Clark Special Economic Zone, to provide world-class water and wastewater services in the bustling international gateway until 2025.