Clark Water inaugurates new laboratory building and IE-5 water supply facility
Clark Water Corporation, the exclusive water and used water service provider in the Clark Special Economic Zone, recently operationalized its new Laboratory Services Building and state-of-the art Water Supply Facility located in Industrial Estate 5 (IE-5).
The IE-5 Water Supply Project, which took a year and eight months to complete, is intended to cater to the operational requirements of the IE-5 area where major industrial customers like Nanox (semiconductor), SMK (electronics), Yokohama (tire manufacturing), SM City Clark, L&K (semiconductor), La Rose Noire (food packaging) and Global Gateway Logistics Center (mixed use) are located.
The components of the Php96-million project include: two units of glass-fused steel storage tanks with 2.5-million-liter (ML) capacity each, or a total of 5-ML storage volume; one booster pumping station to ensure delivery of water supply from tanks to locators at adequate system pressure; and electro-mechanical components to facilitate the operation and performance of the system.
With this latest development, each of the three supply areas of Clark Water, namely Lily Hill, Bicentennial and IE5, now have dedicated storage tanks to ensure uninterrupted water supply even during maintenance activities and emergencies, and to enable significant reduction in pumping operation. This is of particular importance due to the recent entry and expansion initiatives of key locators, particularly The Medical City and SM City Clark, which require long-term operational reliability and water security for the area.
The new Laboratory Services Building, meanwhile, is a 300-square meter two-storey concrete structure outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment intended to further enhance operational compliance, as well as potentially provide a new source of revenue. The facility complies with the ISO 17025 Quality Management Standard on laboratory operation and can accommodate and develop new testing capabilities for organics and metals analysis.
The building also houses administrative offices and conference rooms, and is the first structure in the intended phased upgrade and re-branding of the Clark Water head office compound.