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First potable water flows from seawater desalination plant in Cebu

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Vivant Water, a unit of publicly-listed Vivant Corp., said Thursday the first water flowed from the train or distribution skid of its treatment plant in Cordova, Cebu, making it the first company to establish a utility-scale seawater desalination plant in the Philippines.

The company said with the completion of the first skid, the plant is now ready to provide 5 million liters of clean and potable water per day to as many as 5,000 households within Metro Cebu.

Once fully operational, the plant will be a sustainable source of drinking water, ultimately helping address the water crisis in Metro Cebu.

“Vivant Water is extremely proud of this accomplishment, and we are happy to offer an alternative solution to the water security issue in Cebu province, and ultimately the entire Philippines,” said Vivant Water president Jess Garcia.

“The traditional sources of water in the Philippines is from ground water and surface water. Seawater desalination can be the third source of water, and we are proud to be the pioneers,” said Garcia.

Vivant Water has a diversified portfolio in the areas of bulk water supply, wastewater treatment and water distribution. Vivant, its parent company has investments in electric power generation (renewable and non-renewable energy), power distribution and retail electricity business.


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