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Above: MCWD’s leak detection teams headed by PMD-North Manager Ferdinand Nicanor with the JICA team.
In its continuing effort to lower Non-Revenue Water, MCWD welcomes the technical assistance offered by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by both parties recently.
JICA’s team of experts from the Yokohama Water Works Bureau is working closely with MCWD’s leak detection teams as they assist and transfer their expertise in the field of leak detection.
On June 15, 2012, the group conducted leak detection activities near Casals Village in Mabolo, Cebu City. JICA showed MCWD’s leak detection team how to handle and use its leak detection instrument. The unit is designed to not only detect leaks, but also to locate PVC or other plastic pipes. It’s like accomplishing two tasks with a single instrument.
To recall, the MCWD and JICA signed an MOU for the latter to provide training and assistance for MCWD to help the water district in the areas of water distribution management, water quality, asset management, and non-revenue water (NRW) reduction.Leak detection is one of the activities that MCWD is investing on to further improve NRW reduction.