The Novaliches-Balara Aqueduct 4 in Quezon City will convey up to 1,000 million liters of water per day (MLD) and will help ensure a continuous water supply for more than 7 million customers.
WD News: Manila Water recently held ceremonial commissioning of Novaliches-Balara Aqueduct 4 (NBAQ4) in Quezon City. The new aqueduct, which will convey up to 1,000 million liters of water per day (MLD), will pave the way for the inspection, assessment, and subsequent rehabilitation of three other existing aqueducts, which have been operating since 1929, 1956, and 1968, respectively, to help ensure continuous water supply for more than 7 million customers in the East Zone.
The NBAQ4, one of Manila Water’s flagship projects, is part of the water concessionaire’s improvement and expansion initiatives in the East Zone, in coordination with the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS).
“It is a reason to celebrate as the Novaliches-Balara Aqueduct 4 or the NBAQ4 will be the lifeline of over 7 million customers in (Metro Manila) East Zone,” said Manuel Bonoan, the Secretary of Public Works and Highways.
“This innovation is a testament to the commitment to provide reliable and efficient services to our constituencies,” said Joseph Visaya, Councilor of the 5th District of Quezon City on behalf of Mayor Joy Belmonte.
The Php 5.6B NBAQ4 project involves the construction of a new intake facility and access bridge at the La Mesa reservoir, a 7.3-kilometer underground aqueduct with a 3.1-meter diameter passing under Commonwealth Avenue, and an outlet portal and downstream distribution work at the Balara Treatment Plant.
Source & image courtesy: Manila Water