The new aqueduct AQ7 from Bigte to Novaliches will provide operational flexibility to the raw water transmission system when any of the existing aqueducts will require repair or rehabilitation. It will also provide additional capacity in the case of any future increase in water rights allocation. AQ7 is approximately 15 kilometers long and will start from the Bigte basins in Norzagaray, Bulacan and end at Novaliches Portal in Quezon City. AQ7 will replace the existing AQ 1 & 2 and will be laid following the alignment of AQ1&2. AQ7 shall be designed for a long-term carrying capacity of at least 19 CMS or 1,642 MLD.
The project is funded partly through a loan from the ADB. DOHWA, a Korean firm was contracted by MWSS as lead consultant to act as engineer of the MWSS is responsible for the design review and construction supervision. EDCOP has been engaged by DOHWA as sub-consultant.
The Consultant shall: (1) provide the required assistance for detailed engineering design review services and contract management/supervision services to the Client; and (2) act as the “Works Engineer” of the Client on site to monitor, inspect, check, verify, review, test, certify, and report compliance with the requirements and progress of the Project, as well as supervise the commissioning and turn-over phases of the Project. The Consultant will also design and implement the required capacity building activities under the project.