MAPDC acquired a franchise from the LGU of Solano in 2013 by way of entering into
a Memorandum of Agreement to design, construct, and commission and maintain a new
and complete waterworks system in the whole town of Solano, Nueva Vizcaya. This project
which was funded by MAPDC and MacroAsia Corporation, without any external debt incurred
from banks, was completed in 2015 assigning SNVRDC to operate the waterworks system. In
2015, the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) granted a Certificate of Public Convenience
(CPC) to SNVRDC, which is similar to a franchise within the concession area.
The water source for Solano is surface water from the Magat River. The Solano Water
Treatment Plant is capable of treating 10 million liters of water daily when this was
completed in October 2015. It features a modern compact and modular design four-process
conventional water treatment of flocculation, clarification, filtration, and chlorination.
The potable water is piped four kilometers into a network of pipelines in the town proper.
By end of 2019, the center of Solano (4 kilometers away from the water treatment plant), comprised of 8
barangays (out of 22) already has pipes that maintain minimum water pressure of 16PSI. Most of the commercial
establishments located at the business center are connected to the pipeline system includes Savemore, Jollibee,
KFC, Mang Inasal and McDonald to mention a few. Top customers include Salubris Medical Center, Saint Louis Beltran
School, Jollibee, Balai Gloria Hotel and Restaurant and LGU Municipal Hall.
The board approved water tariff adjustment in three phases starting November 2019 with the full impact in July 2020.
This will surely help boost cash flows and more extension projects to cover the outer barangays of Solano gradually.