Manila, Philippines – Prime Metro BMD Corporation (PrimeBMD) successfully delivered the Tayabasan Weir 2 project, the first phase of the Wawa Bulk Water Supply Project, an ongoing flagship project of the government which aims to improve water supply and delivery to Metro Manila and province of Rizal.
The project involved the design and construction of a dam creating a reservoir and a water transfer that will be used to deliver 80 million liters per day (MLD) of water to the Calawis Treatment Plant being constructed by the Manila Water Company, Inc. (MWCI).
The project’s scope of work included the design and construction of a concrete dam with a 167-meter surface level, installation of a pumping station with an 80 MLD capacity, various works including pressure grouting and cofferdams, design, procurement, and installation of hydromechanical equipment, installation of a 650-meter-long conveyance pipeline and a temporary access road running parallel to it, construction of pavement layers, final concrete surfacing, pipe culvert crossing and drainages, and an access road to Upper Wawa Main Dam.
The Wawa Bulk Water Supply is a critical water infrastructure flagship project being delivered as part of the Metropolitan Waterworks Sewerage System’s (MWSS) long-term plan to improve water quality, supply, and delivery to Metro Manila.
The flagship project involved the construction of two water supply infrastructures—the Tayabasan Weir 2 which will provide 80 MLD in the first phase, and the Upper Wawa Dam which will deliver the full 518 MLD in its second phase by 2025.
The successful completion of the Wawa Bulk Water Supply – Tayabasan Weir 2 project builds on PrimeBMD’s reputation for providing best-for-project outcomes and delivering critical infrastructure that improves the quality of life and supports the development and welfare of our host communities.