ROADS AND BRIDGES
The total length of all roads in the city is approximately 389.031 kms.
Comprised of 72.180 kms.
of national road, 23.178 kms. of city roads, and 293.673 kms. of
The inventory showed that total length of asphalted roads were 31.064 kms.,
were 190.894 kms. while graveled roads were 16.450 kms and the unpaved road
totaled to 150.623 kms.
The record indicated that there is an increase in the length of concrete paved
roads as compared to last year.
Table 82 listed the 34 existing bridges along national and barangays
roads in Batangas City
including the length in meters, descriptions and conditions.
Land transportation services in the city are readily available by bus, public utility
jeepneys, privately owned cars and jeeps, and tricycles. For trips going to
Metro Manila and
neighboring provinces, the commuters can avail the public utility bus system,
the largest of which
is the Alps, The Bus Inc. which has 55 units followed by Triffman Liner which
has 49 units of bus.Air Service
With the implementation of the City's New Traffic Ordinance, public utility jeepney
routes thru color and number coding scheme have been enforced. Parking areas and PUJ
terminals have been designated for the different routes. With the devolution
of power to grant
franchise for tricycle operation from the Land Transportation Regulatory
Board (LTFRB) to the
Batangas City Government, tricycle operators can now apply for their franchise
from the City's
Transport Development and Regulatory Office. Like the public utility
jeepneys, tricycles plying
in the Poblacion have also a color coding system and the franchises issued
for CY 2001 were
limited only to 1,000 units then increased to 1,570 for this year CY 2002 as
approved by the Sangguniang Panlungsod.
In an effort to address the worsening traffic problems in Batangas City, the city
government has installed traffic signal lights at seven (7) intersections,
which was implemented
on March to May 1998 including the installation of one hundred twenty three
(123) traffic signages.
For CY 2001, the installation of a Central Control Television (CCTV) Camera along P.
Burgos St. and Rizal Avenue and two (2) overhead Variable Message Signs (VMS)
along the National Highway in Kumintang Ibaba and P. Burgos St. infront of the
There is no existing airport in Batangas City. Helicopters use the Batangas
School ground, the Quezon Memorial Stadium and the Camp General Miguel Malvar (PNP
Provincial Office Compound) in Barangay Alangilan as landing and take off areas.
The newly constructed Batangas Port under the administration of the Philippine Port
Authority is presently considered the most modern and user friendly seaport
in the country today.
The port was expanded and developed in order to efficiently serve the
provinces of Mindoro Oriental, Mindoro Occidental, Romblon and Palawan and
to further serve
the development potentials of the CALABARZON and MIMAROPA Regions. The newly
constructed foreign and domestic general cargo berths are vital to the
demand requirements of
foreign and domestic trades. The Port also serves to supplement the
facilities of the Port of Manila.
Berth facilities on the newly constructed Batangas Port Development Projects
consist of the following:
1. One (1) Foreign General Cargo Berth 185.0 m. long with 10.0 m.
2. One (1) Multi-Purpose Berth 203.0 m. long with 10.0 depth.
3. One (1) Domestic General Cargo Berth 120.0 m. long with 6.0
4. One (1) Ferry Berth 124.0 m. long with 4.0 depth.
5. Four (4) Ro-ro Berth Type with 5.0 m. depth.
6. Two (2) Ro-ro Berth Wharf Type with 5.0 m. depth.
7. Seven (7) Fast Craft Berth 70.0 m. long.
8. Small Crafts (Batel) Berth.
Other facilities are: storage areas, vehicle parking, passenger terminals and vendor's facilities
The Governments of the Philippines and the United States of America constructed
Water Supply System in 1926 jointly. It was first supervised and managed by
the Bureau of Public
Works while the Batangas Municipal Government undertook the local operation
and management. In
1957, the system was turned over to NAWASA and fourteen (14) years later,
the city government
decided to manage its own system.
Under Presidential Decree No. 128, the Batangas City Water District (BCWD)
created as an autonomous entity duly certified by the Local Water Utilities
Authority (LWUA) which
provided financial and technical assistance to the water district. The
city government formally
transferred the waterworks system to the BCWD in 1975.
The Batangas City Water District supplies water to its beneficiaries by pumping
water deepwells thru the following distribution system.
e. For the barangays far from the main service area, there are separate water supply system for Paharang Kanluran, Dumantay and Dalig using direct-to-line pumping.
|a. to Low Level Zone
||By gravity from Reservoir passing thru the Break |
|b. to Medium Level
||gravity flow from Reservoir |
|c. to High Level Zone
||direct-to-line pumping from
Soro-Soro Karsada pumping station supported by booster pumping from the
Alangilan pumping center.|
|d. Supplement to
||direct to line pumping from
Kumintang and Calicanto and Low Level Zones pumping center.|
The average water supply capacity for the year 2002 is 756,000 cubic meters
while the average demand capacity is 570,000 cubic meters.
WATER SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION FACILITIES
1. Raw Water Sources
2. Raw water mains, 329 m. long, sizes 400 and 200 mm from well nos. 1 to
7 to the Reservoir.
||Nine (9) deepwells within the present integrated system for the Poblacion and 14
neighboring barangays, with total capacity of 1,210 cubic meters per hour (336)
liters/second averaging 133.31 cubic meters per hour per well or 587 gpm.|
||One (1) deepwell in Paharang Kanluran for the Paharang Kanluran-Dumantay Water
Supply System with a capacity of 13.7 cubic meters per hour (3.8 lps or 60 gpm).|
||One (1) deepwell in Dalig for the Water Supply System with a diesel generating set as
primepower source having a capacity of 13.70 cubic meters per hour.|
||One (1) deepwell in Gulod Itaas for the Sampaguita Country Homes with a capacity of 6.80 cubic meters per hour and, an 81 cubic meter elevated concrete reservoir.|
|| Well No. 6 soon to operate with a 60 hp submersible pump yield 627 gpm.|
||One (1) deepwell in Sta. Rita Karsada to be integrated into the main system (well-drilling,
casement and gravel packing already completed).|
||Sites for six (6) more wells have already been identified and acquired.|
3. Transmission Mains for Clear Water, 6043 m. long ranging in
sizes from 600, 500 to 400 mm.
4. Distribution mains, originally 48.515 m. long and now 146,405 m.
long with sizes as follows:
300, 250, 200, 150, 100, 75, 50 and 25 mm.
5. Reinforced concrete reservoir, 4,000 cubic meter capacity
located inside the Alangilan
Pumping Center, functioning as pressure stabilizer in the distribution
system as water reserve in
brownout situation. It is divided into two chambers which can be
operated independently. It has
a fire emergency reserve of 320 cubic meters.
6. Production Building with the following features:
7. Workshop building containing the quality control laboratory,
meter test bench and repair room, store room, repair bay and office for
||Control Console for remote control
opera tion of deepwell pumps at the Alangilan Pumping Center, chlorinating
plant and warning lamps.|
||Measurement of production by volume
||Chlorinators with segregated
room for liquified chlorine gas tanks.|
||Valve chamber for inlet and outlet
piping of the reservoir.|
||Booster pumps for the high level
||Two emergency diesel-generating sets
for the operation of pump stations 1, 2, 3 and 4 at the
Alangilan Pumping Center during brownouts.|
8. Break pressure chamber, to release water pressure to zero from
reservoir level (62 m. above m.s.l.) to the chamber level (32 m.), then
release water to the low level zone (0-10 m.).
9. Calicanto Pumping Station, equipped with a submersible pump of
180 cubic meters per hour capacity. This station has a standby diesel
generating set operating the submersible pump during brownouts.
10. Soro-Soro Karsada Pumping Station, supplies the high level zone
through a 75 hp pump. A diesel generating set is also provided to operate
the pumping machinery during brownouts.
11. Sambat Pumping Station, equipped with a 75 hp pump supplementing
the water supply to the medium level zone.
12. Paharang Kanluran-Dumantay Pumping Station equipped with a 7.5
hp pump generating 8 liters per second.
13. Sta. Rita Karsada Pumping Station to be integrated into the main
supply and distribution system upon completion.
14. Dalig Pumping Station to serve the water supply system in that
15. Sampaguita Country Homes Station in Gulod Itaas now serving residents
in that subdivision.
16. Mahabang Parang Pumping Station to be integrated into the main
supply and distribution system upon completion.
17. Calicanto Booster Station equipped with a 25Hp pump boosting
water pressure from Calicanto to reach its endpoint in
Sta. Rita - Karsada.
Rural Barangays Water Supply
Thru the financial assistance of the USAID, seven (7) rural barangays have
been provided with waterworks system under the Barangay Water Program (BWP)
in the 1980's. These barangays are Tingga Itaas, Concepcion, Tulo, Banaba
East, Balete, Sampaga and Sampaga West-Pallocan East.
There were forty (40) barangays which were provided with waterworks system
thru the local fund of the city government. Barangays Malibayo, Pinamucan
Silangan and Ilijan Sitio Lilinguiwan get their water supply
requirements from the city constructed/developed spring while other rural
residents get their water supply requirement from artesian wells and
shallow well pumps.
The National Power Corporation (NPC) thru the Manila Electric Company (MERALCO) is
providing the power supply requirement of the twenty four (24) Poblacion
barangays and sixty five (65) rural barangays. The barangays of San Jose Sico
and Talumpok Silangan are being served by the Batangas Electric Cooperative
II (BATELEC II). At present, the rehabilitation of the existing supply
lines and extension program to other rural barangays is on-going. With
regards to the island barangays of Isla Verde which is composed of six
barangays, some residents are using solar energy device for
their power supply.
To date, there are still seven (7) rural barangays in the mainland which do
not have electricity yet but are being considered under the MERALCO's
Rural Electrification Program. These barangays include Pagkilatan, Ilijan,
Dela Paz Proper, Dela Paz Pulot Itaas, Dela Paz Pulot Aplaya, Talahib
Payapa and Talahib Pandayan. As of CY 2002, a total of ninety-two (92)
barangays out of the city's 105 barangays are already
provided with electricity.