Laguna Water Inaugurates one of the Largest Ground Water Facilities in the Philippines
Laguna Water inaugurates one of the largest ground water facilities in the country, Laguna Well Field, on August 19. Present during the inauguration are Manila Water executives headed by Manila Water Chairman Fernando Zobel de Ayala (seated 5th from Left) and representatives from the Provincial Government of Laguna led by Governor Ramil L. Hernandez (seated 6th from Left) and Vice Governor Katherine C. Agapay (seated 4th from Left). Joining them were Manila Water President and CEO Gerardo C. Ablaza, Manila Water Chief Operating Officer Ferdinand M. Dela Cruz, Laguna Water President Virgilio C. Rivera, Jr. and Laguna Water General Manager and COO Melvin John M. Tan.
Laguna Water formally inaugurated one of the largest ground water facilities in the Philippines, Laguna Well Field last August.
Situated at the Laguna Technopark Annex, Laguna Well Field is a centralized water system with a total area of 10,000 square meters. The Php 1.6 billion facility has the capacity to supply 100 million liters of water per day.
The Laguna Well Field consists of 20 deep wells and four water reservoirs that can each hold five million liters of water at a time. From these reservoirs, water will be distributed to customers, 94% by gravity and 6% by pump fed.
Currently, more than 12,000 households from Biñan have already been connected to the Laguna Well Field. Once fully energized in the first quarter of 2017, more than 135,000 families in the cities of Biñan, Santa Rosa, and Cabuyao will benefit from this ground water facility.
According to the study conducted by the UP National Hydraulic Research Center, the Laguna Well Field is built in a strategic location where high quality water is abundant and highly sustainable. Results showed that the quality of water in this area is within the limits of Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water.
“I believe the development of the Laguna Wellfield is a strategic step towards ensuring the continued viability of Laguna as a commercial, industrial, and tourism hub of the CALABARZON region. We are encouraged by the very warm reception by the provincial leadership to embark on collaborative efforts with the private sector in the development of basic infrastructure such as water services,” said Manila Water Chairman Fernando Zobel de Ayala during the inauguration of Laguna Well Field.
Laguna Governor Ramil L. Hernandez also expressed his gratitude to Laguna Water for transforming the lives of Lagunenses through the provision of safe and clean water. “Ngayon, hindi na kailangan pa ng mga mamamayan natin na pumila ng mahaba para mag-igib. Hindi na rin mangangamba ang mga ina ng tahanan na magkasakit ang kanilang mga anak na talaga namang isa sa hinaharap na problema ng ating pamayanan at patuloy na binibigyang solusyon ng ating pamahalaan. Kaya salamat Laguna Water, kayo po ay katuwang ng ating probinsiya sa pagpapaunlad ng ating pamayanan at gayundin, ng ating bansa,” Governor Hernandez said.
Committed to create exceptional customer experience in the provision of sustainable solutions vital to health and life, Laguna Water continues to develop its processes, equipment, and facilities to better serve its growing number of customers in the Province of Laguna.< Back to News and Updates