MCWD building water reservoir in San Jose

MALAYBALAY CITY (BukidnonNews.Net/11 May) – The Malaybalay City Water District (MCWD) will build a P9 million concrete water reservoir in Brgy. San Jose, which according to Engr. Mary Jane Flores, MCWD division manager, is a step to help solve the water shortage in the area.

Flores said the project, with a capacity of 500 cubic meters using 10-inch pipe transmission pipe, is now on procurement stage. MCWD will build the reservoir in the corner lot of the road to the Benedictine’s Monastery of Transfiguration and the national highway. At the same time, they will also install the 1.7 kilometer transmission to cover San Jose, Laguitas, Aglayan, and Linabo.

At present, water concessionaires in the four barangays experience water shortage especially in the morning because there is no water reservoir in the area, she added. Flores said most of the customer complaints they received recently are from the barangays located at the lower portion of the city. She cited that they are targeting as beneficiaries of the project those affected by water shortage.

The MCWD scheduled to complete the construction of the project this year. As of this week, construction is yet to begin because the site of the project is still currently in a lot rented to a farmer running a nursery.

Flores said if completed, water supply coming from the Kimambong plant of the Malaybalay City Government Water Supply System (MCGWSS) will run through the reservoir and the pipeline.

The project will be managed by Engineer Reci B. Alonzo, one of MCWD’s resident engineers.

On April 28, City Councilor Nicolas Jurolan raised during the regular session of the city council the issue of the continuing problem of water shortage from Brgy Casisang down to barangays San Jose, Cabangahan, Aglayan, and Linabo. (Sheena Angelica T. Necosia/ BSU Development Communication intern at BukidnonNews.Net)