MWSS signs an addendum to the MOA with the 2 concessionaires regarding NIA’s water rights payments, on 08 April 2016. Signing for MWSS is Administrator Gerardo A. I. Esquivel and for the concessionaires are Mr. Geodino Carpio of the MWCI and Misters Ramon Fernandez and Randolph Estrellado of MWSI.
The MOA stipulates that the P52M to be paid by MWSS to NIA for using 15 cms (cubic meters per second) of NIA’s original water rights in the past will be funded by the concessionaires.
This is in recognition of a COA observation that the said cost should be shouldered by the concessionaires since the latter are the ones using and benefitting from the use of the additional water.
The MWSS and its two concessionaires earlier entered into a MOA wherein the concessionaires will reimburse MWSS for the cost of MWSS’ payment of P1B to NIA for MWSS’ permanent use of the 7.5 cms of NIA’s water rights.