Date: Feb. 10, 2021
With the constant demand for water and the increasing number of concessionaires, San Juan Water District turned to its neighbor, Candelaria Water District (CWD) regarding its current plant operations and future innovations. Candelaria had a steady increase of concessionaires and in just 9 years, almost have the same number of service connections as San Juan.
To understand further the plant operations, GM Geba, Engr. Magpantay and SJWD operators: Mr. Sancho Ruel Ramos, Mr. Nello De Chavez and Mr. Adrian Macatangay visited the different pumping stations of CWD to bench mark their best practices and will try to apply it to our own district. Engr. Alex Dimaculangan, CWD technician, welcomed the group, along with their district’s engineers and operators.
They showed the group their current electro-mechanical units that help in the distribution of water; and at the same time, a system to help lessen non-revenue water brought about by the water wasted on overflowing water tanks and sometimes unknown leaks. After the plant visits, lectures and an informative discussion, CWD treated the group with a sumptuous lunch at Buddy’s Candelaria.