DATEM Water, a subsidiary of construction firm Datem Inc., inaugurated its P100-million water filtration project at the Metro Kalibo Water District (MKWD) in Aklan in line with its goal to provide clean water to communities that do not have access to the basic necessity.
The water filtration project at the Tinigaw Pumping Station in Kalibo, Aklan was built in partnership with global filtration solutions provider Mann+Hummel.
Datem Water said the project will provide the Metro Kalibo Water District with 5,000 to 10,000 cubic meters of potable water every day for the Poblacion of Kalibo.
Datem Water president Morris Agoncillo explained that one cubic meter of water is enough to fill up five 200-liter drums, meaning that every 5,000 cubic meters of water will generate about five million liters of water each day.
The project uses filtration technology provided by Mann+Hummel, while MKWD will act as the distributor of the water.
The water filtered by the project will be sold to residents of Aklan at the price of P13 per cubic meter.
Agoncillo expressed a sense of accomplishment as the project was finally inaugurated.
“Datem Water is a proud supplier of potable water to the MKWD. To be a part of providing the community of Kalibo with a basic need, that we know no human can live without, gives us all a deep sense of accomplishment,” said Agoncillo.
For its part, Mann+Hummel country manager Joseph Mendoza expressed his optimism on the possibility of having more projects with Datem Water in the future.
“This is just the beginning of similar projects. We are eagerly looking to working with Datem Water Inc. to provide clean, potable water in areas lacking access to clean water,” said Mendoza.
The project will run for 15 years or until the contract signed by the two companies expire in 2030.