Boracay Boracay Water, a subsidiary of Manila Water Philippine Ventures and a concessionaire of the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority providing water supply and wastewater services in Boracay Island, has demonstrated strong operational capacity in managing water resources, amidst the ongoing El Niño phenomenon.

Boracay Water maintains sufficient water supply for Boracay Island

May 23, 2024 People's Tonight 74 views

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BORACAY Water, a subsidiary of Manila Water Philippine Ventures and a concessionaire of the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority providing water supply and wastewater services in Boracay Island, has demonstrated strong operational capacity in managing water resources, amidst the ongoing El Niño occurrence.

Since the onset of El Niño last year, Boracay Water has implemented a comprehensive augmentation plan to ensure continuous availability of water in Boracay Island, which includes the consistent monitoring of surface water level in Nabaoy River to assess and respond to changes in water availability, regular monitoring of supply levels and pressure throughout the distribution network to ensure consistent delivery and identify potential issues promptly, and the immediate repair of any leaks in the transmission and distribution lines to minimize water loss and maintain system efficiency.

Though the El Niño phenomenon is projected to persist until June 2024, Boracay Water anticipates a minimal decrease in its production capacity from 25 million liters of water per day (MLD) to 22.5 MLD without affecting its ability to cater to the water demand of the island.

This slight reduction demonstrates the resilience of Boracay Water’s infrastructure and resource management practices.

As of 2023, Boracay Water has a production capacity of 25 MLD. The actual water demand for the year is recorded at 11.38 MLD, indicating a well-managed supply system with substantial reserves. Over the past eight years, from 2015-2023, the water supply has been consistently sufficient to meet the demand, showcasing effective resource management and operational efficiency.

Despite the effect of El Niño and the projected increase in water demand to 13.38 MLD by 2025, Boracay Water maintains a substantial buffer of 9 MLD, ensuring that even with increased demand and slight reduction in production capacity, there will be adequate water supply to meet the needs of its customers, particularly residents, tourists, and commercial establishments.

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