LWUA: Balibago water not potable

But supplier says water passed sanitation

ANGELES CITY–Tests from the Local Water and Utilities Administration (LWUA) showed that wa- ter supplied by a privately- owned company here is not potable.

According to test re- sults, LWUA said, three water samples from ser- viced areas of the Bali- bago Waterworks Systems Inc. (BWSI) failed the three parameters of the Philippine National Stan- dards for Drinking Water (PNSDW).

The water samples were submitted by the Samahang taga-Baliba- go na ang Adhikain ay Kalusugan (Sabak) led by Danilo Consumido, also secretary general of Par- tido Abe Kapampangan not potable (PAK). PAK is the local political party of Mayor Ed- gardo Pamintuan.

“The water samples were taken from Pulung Maragul. The samples failed parameters specifically on odor, color and iron content,” Consumido said.

Consumido also said the iron content of the BWSI water is also as high as 3mg/L compared to the normal level of 1mg/L.

In a statement, the BWSI management denied that their water is not po- table.

“Our water is potable. We are required by the National Water Regulation Board (NWRB) to subject our water to monthly bac- teriological and annual physical-chemical tests. We are fully compliant to this requirement and we have all of the reports to prove it,” the water supplier said.

According to the BWSI management, the tests were conducted by a third party Department of Health (DOH)-accredited labora- tory after a joint sampling by the BWSI and the DOH.

The BWSI management said they have not received a copy of tests conducted by LWUA so they cannot com- ment with those.

“The collection of water samples is a sensitive matter. If done incorrectly, it would result in misleading test outcomes,” the water supplier said.

BWSI said it would have been better if Sabak invited them during the collection of water samples.

Both of the parties, in their separate statements, suggested the conduct of an- other test using samples collected from various points of the BWSI service areas.

“We request that another testing be conducted jointly by an independent laboratory with the water collection witnessed by the leaders of Sabak, repre- sentatives of the DOH and the mayor’s office, as well as representatives of BWSI in order to put this issue to rest,” the BWSI manage- ment said.

Meanwhile, Sabak’s statement came as a challenge.
“We challenge them to let LWUA, DOH and University of the Philippines laboratories to do the tests all over again. We also volunteer to accompany them to deliver the samples for testing to avoid switching of the samples along the way,” said Consumido, Sabak’s spokesperson.

Sabak also challenged the BWSI management, along with their families, to drink their own water in public “in the same manner that they want our families to drink their dirty water.”

Sabak recently launched a signature campaign among residents in villages of Balibago, Pulung Maragul and other serviced areas of the BWSI calling for the improvement of the water quality and service of the concessionaire.

Earlier, BWSI said they invested about P120 million to improve and rehabilitate their facilities.

“Our company is continuously focused on improving the water supply and water quality we provide our consumers with. We invest millions every year on programs for improvement. NWRB, as our regulatory agency, can attest to this and so can our customers,” the BWSI said.

BWSI top officials have recently met with Mayor Pamintuan to discuss issues of water quality. A public hearing is scheduled to settle the issue.

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