Posted February 9, 2015
Press Release from Boracay Water
Boracay Water, the water and used water service provider of the Island of Boracay, began the construction of the Nabaoy Transmission Line that will increase water supply capacity from 14.5 million liters per day (MLD) to 20 MLD in the opening of February.
The P86-million project includes the construction of a 400-millimeter diameter ductile iron pipe with a length of 5.5 kilometers that will connect the Nabaoy River water source to the Caticlan Water Treatment Plant and is expected to meet the increasing water demand of the Island due to the influx of tourists. This year, the Department of Tourism estimates that flow of Boracay tourist is at 1.8 million. This is 22% higher than the 1.47 million visitors of the island last year. The Island is among the many places in the country which will host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit. Slated on May, the Summit is expected to raise this number of expected visitors in Boracay this summer.
The transmission line is expected to be completed by mid-year.
Boracay Water, a company formed through the partnership of Manila Water and the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority in 2009, provides water and used water services in Boracay, Malay, Aklan, particularly in its three barangays – Manocmanoc, Balabag, and Yapak.