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DEPARTMENT of Tourism OIC-Regional Director Helen Catalbas said that the newly inaugurated P126-million submarine water pipeline in Boracay could now ensure thousands of foreign and domestic tourists spending their Holy Week in the island of good quality drinking water.

Catalbas said that no less than DOT Secretary Ramon Jimenez led the inauguration of this 1-km pipeline along the Caticlan-Boracay channel over the weekend to ensure the availability of water and waste water services.

“The Boracay drinking water is now of highest quality,” Catalbas said.

She said the tap water in Boracay improves significantly with the inauguration of the pipeline for it is now 100 percent in compliance with the stringent parameters of the Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water.

The project was constructed by the Boracay Island Water Company, which is a subsidiary of the Manila Water Company and the East Zone concessionaire of Metro Manila that started operations in the island in 2009.

It is also intended to augment the existing 13-year-old pipeline supplying water to Boracay from the mainland Malay, Aklan.

It will supply 96 percent of the island’s population that can now have 24/7 water service.

The BIWC has also upgraded Boracay’s treatment plant to ensure the waste water being flushed back is within the environmental compliance standards. (PNA)

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