SAN Miguel Corp. (SMC) announced that more people in Bulacan shall gain access to affordable and reliable potable water supply as it recently formalized agreements with water districts in the province to be covered by Stage 3 of its Bulacan Bulk Water Supply Project (BBWSP).

SMC said these include the towns of Norzagaray, Hagonoy, Pandi, Baliwag, San Rafael, San Miguel and San Ildefonso.

The operation, according to SMC, will start in January 2023, where the agreements signed with the seven water districts and the business plan approved by Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) can start preliminary engineering design and construction.

“We anticipate that in just a year-and-a-half, we can start operating these new water facilities, and all our countrymen in these areas in Bulacan will finally have reliable access to safe, affordable potable water,” said SMC President Ramon Ang.

For decades, many households in Bulacan relied on deep wells that tapped into groundwater sources despite the province’s close proximity to Angat Dam.

By Frederick Silverio, Mnaila Times
September 12, 2021