July 25, 2017
Metro Iloilo Bulk Water Supply Corporation (MIB) is the bulk water supplier of Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD), the water utility that provides water for Iloilo City, and the municipalities Cabatuan, Leganes, Maasin, Oton, Pavia, San Miguel and Santa Barbara in the Province of Iloilo. On May 5, 2016, Metro Pacific Water and the MIWD signed a Joint Venture Agreement for the supply of up to 170 MLD of bulk treated water to MIWD.
In less than 2 months since it started operations, MIB recovered 6 MLD of treated bulk water through various efficiency measures in the Sta. Barbara Treatment Plant. In 2017, power efficiency projects from production wells were implemented by MIB resulting to a reduction of 0.16 kWh/cu.m. or Php 420,000 in power costs per month. MIB also extended assistance to MIWD in their non-revenue water reduction programs across Metro Iloilo.
Currently, MIB supplies 45 MLD of treated bulk water to MIWD and plans to expand production capacity by an additional 15 MLD by August 2018.