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Clark Water sets aside P5.56B for service improvement in Clark Freeport

Clark Water Corp., the sole water and wastewater service provider of the Clark Freeport Zone in Central Luzon, has set aside P5.56 billion in capital expenditures to improve its services and implement projects for the fulfillment of service obligations and compliance with regulatory requirements.

In a news release on Tuesday, Clark Water said the capex amount is under its 2023-2040 Service Improvement Plan.

Clark Water, a subsidiary of Manila Water Philippine Ventures, is aiming to increase its current supply by 22%.

The capex allocation will pave the way for the development of new infrastructure anchored on water security, service quality, service accessibility and continuity, and regulatory compliance, according to Manila Water Philippine Ventures CEO and Clark Water president Melvin John Tan.

The water distributor added that it is also embarking on the exploration of sustainable water sources and water reuse.
On wastewater management, Clark Water said it would ensure compliance with environmental standards in the completion of its retrofitting and construction works at its wastewater treatment facility.

The expansion of the existing treatment plant is also underway to accommodate the increasing wastewater discharge of the existing and upcoming Clark Freeport zone locators.

Since taking over Clark Freeport Zone's water and wastewater operations in 2000, Clark Water said its investments resulted in 24/7 availability of water supply, 99.9% water supply coverage, 100% wastewater service coverage, and 100% water quality compliance to Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water.

The water distributor added it was also able to reduce non-revenue water (NRW) from 55% in 2000 to 6% in 2023, recovering a volume of 20 million liters per day.

Clark Water is serving more than 1,000 locators in the CFZ, with around 2,000 water service connections. — VDV, GMA Integrated News