Testing the Waters: SUBICWATER Conducts System Trials with Morong Water Treatment Plant in Preparation for Dry Months

DRY SEASON-READY: SUBICWATER and Morong Power and Water Corporation (MPWC) conduct system trials on their bulk water supply agreement by opening the boundary valves between Subic Bay Freeport and the town of Morong, Bataan. Under the agreement, SUBICWATER is set to augment its supply by 5 MLD (million liters of water per day).

Last January 13, 2021, SUBICWATER received its first drop of water from the Morong Water Treatment Plant, with the commissioning of its facility in Morong, Bataan. During this initial entry of the Morong Bulk Water Supply, SUBICWATER is ensuring that all standards meet the requirements of the DOH, and Philippine National Standard for Drinking Water.

SUBICWATER CEO Benjamin “Bubong” Antonio, III opens the boundary valve for the first time, allowing the additional water supply from the Morong Water Treatment Plant to enter SUBICWATER’s distribution system.

Flushing was also conducted at strategic points of the supplementary line to avoid any water discoloration in the water supply of customers.

The SUBICWATER Team at one of the flushing points

The dry-run of the transmission of the Morong Bulk Water is being conducted in preparation for the upcoming dry months.

SUBICWATER gathering samples of the water from the Morong Water Treatment Plant

Once initial testing and operations have been completed, the supply will be able to address any potential water supply issues that may be experienced by the Subic Bay Freeport and Olongapo City during summer.

SUBICWATER also conducted on-site testing to ensure that the water is up to par with the industry standards

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