The Cagayan de Oro City Council chaired by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy is now studying the proposal of the newly-formed Metro Cagayan de Oro Water Service (MCWS) Cooperative Federation to develop sources, process and deliver potable water to majority of the residents of Bulua, Iponan and part of Patag.

Accordingly, the proposal will be at no cost to the city government as the proponent will be the one to provide the necessary capital and technical expertise to deliver the proposed service. The group is reportedly investing an initial P120 million for a processing plant at Iponan River along with associated pipelines required for a level three system where residents, businesses and offices will be able to tap. MCWS Coop will reportedly bill its customers P20.00 per cubic meter, based on the proposal. The proposal is also non-inclusive which means the city can entertain other proposals under a Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) with a private sector proponent or a similar non-inclusive one.

It can be recalled that water consumers in the said barangays have been greatly affected by the ongoing repairs at Rio Verde’s main pipeline.

More details at Philippine Information Agency (PIA) HERE.

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