Zamboanga City Mayor Beng Climaco has turned over a check worth P80 million to the Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD).
The amount was the city government’s grant for non-revenue water (NRW) reduction, which is based on the authority given by the Sangguniang Panlungsod, the mayor said.
Climaco handed over the check to ZCWD General Manager Leonardo Rey Vasquez and Board of Director James Makasiar Thursday, January 20.
Both Vasquez and Makasiar, who thanked Climaco and the City Council, said the funds will be used for repairs and rehabilitation of facilities in the city proper with the aim of reducing non-revenue water.
NRW refers to water that is pumped and then lost or unaccounted for due to leaks and other issues on the ground.