SOLANO, Nueva Vizcaya: To address the shortage of potable water, the municipal government here has entered into an agreement with a private company to build a P300-million water treatment plant schedule to be completed next year.
For years, residents in this town have been experiencing water shortage especially during the summer months, prompting local officials to work on the multi-million water project.
Mayor Philip Dacayo of Solano said the water treatment plant to be constructed by one of the country’s leading water companies in Bagahabag village is expected to be completed next year.
Dacayo said the water system project is under a memorandum of agreement (MOA) signed between the local government and MacroAsia Properties Development Corp. last year.
MicroAsia will finance and construct the project and operate it for 25 years. Then contract is renewable for another 25 years depending on the approval of the municipal government based on the consumers’ demand.
Water from Magat River will be treated before it reaches the households.