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ZCWD reports substantial completion of pipe laying, road restoration project


The Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD) has reported that its pipe laying and road restoration projects have reached the level of substantial completion, thereby easing up the flow of vehicular traffic in in most parts of the city.

Engr. Marie de Fiesta, head of the ZCWD Engineering and Construction Department, however, told the press briefing in City Hall yesterday that there is still a kilometer-long road left open in Recodo and Pamucutan that has to be restored yet though it does not have direct impact on the traffic.

She also said there are road diggings along San Jose Road, which have nothing to do with the pipe laying project, but within the ambit of responsibilities of the ZCWD.

This, she explained, is the result of the zero pressure test that the agency is currently doing to form the district metering area (DMA), thus a number of valves are being closed, the reason why the rest of the distribution network are being pressurized, resulting in leakages but already taken care of by the operations group.

Engr. De Fiesta also said that road diggings in different parts of the city are in relation to the formation of at least 33 DMAs, and some are repair of leaking pipelines and new tapping activities.

Overall, she said, the bottleneck of the pipe laying project has been made passable for vehicles, the latest completion was June 14 somewhere at Baliwasan-Suterville area.

However, the water utility firm has yet to receive an official report from the contractor as to the passability of the said road.-(Vic Larato/City Hall PR)

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