Thursday, December 18, 2014

BIWC: TIEZA’s pumping station still not working

Posted December 18, 2014
Written by Bert Dalida

The pump station in Boracay is apparently still not working.

This has residents up in arms and on the question of when it will be fixed, a hollow echo of nothing is the answer.

In a press conference yesterday, BIWC Customer Service Officer Acs Aldaba said, “the pumping station has not yet undergo into commissioning and testing.”

She added: “TIEZA might be waiting for the Local Government Unit’s consent for a dry-run of the said project."

In this regards, BIWC assures LGU to fix the illegal connections in existing drainage system.

Meanwhile, the problem on flooding in Boracay, which is originating from not having a drainage system, has been discussed over and over at the Town Council of Malay.

On the other hand, TIEZA’s formal opening in Boracay is awaited by many specially island stakeholders, and the Local Government of Malay, who together, with BIWC previously became the center of talks due to the faulty drainage in the island.

At the moment, TIEZA’s office is being constructed at the village of Balabag near the office of BIWC in preparation for its formal opening by end of August.

Translated by Gloria Villas

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