Calapan City — Calapan Ventures Inc. chairman Jolly Ting said its subsidiary has been tapped by Metro Agoo Water Inc. in La Union to complete the utility service of the locality.
“We’ve proven in this province how to harness, produce and supply water for domestic, municipal, agricultural, industrial, commercial or recreational purposes,” he told Manila Standard, noting that Calapan Waterworks Inc. set up in 2006 the Tabuk Water system in Kalinga, Cordillera Administrative Region.
Ting said Agoo Mayor Sandra Eriquel and second district Rep. Franie Eriquel have engaged Calapan Waterworks to upgrade the service with the support of Governor Manuel Ortega.
He said the project would enable Metro Agoo Water to put potable water in the tap for about 20,000 households along with large-scale users.
“We aim to expand operations to six other municipalities in the second district,” Ting said, adding that drilling started this month in neighboring Tubao town.
Calapan Waterworks took over the operation in 1994 of the defunct Calapan Water Supply which failed to provide sufficient supply to residents.
“For 52 years, the people of Calapan suffered from lack of potable and sufficient supply of clean water despite the abundance of groundwater,” Ting said.
He said 34 barangays in the capital are benefitted by service connections from a network of five wells with three more under construction to cover the entire city.
“We are deeply committed to providing the water needs of far-flung communities,” Ting said. “We are open to partnership with municipalities that need sanitary and clean potable water. Our 15-year experience showed us that no progress can happen to towns without water.”
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