Infrastructure

Road Network

Lucena City is considered as one of the growth centers in Southern Tagalog. It is the gateway to Southern Tagalog, Metro Manila and other parts of mainland Luzon from the Bicol region and the island provinces of Marinduque, Masbate, Palawan and Romblon. The city is linked to its neighboring towns, cities and provices through various transports.

The most used transport networks are the city roads with a total length of about 18.38 kms.of well paved roads. Traffic congestion is of the major problems being addressed by the present administration.

The big volume of vehicles is attributed to the big demand of the growing population of the city (196,075 as of May 2000). The estimated daily road users are between 120,000 to 140,000 commuters. We also have to consider the fact that Lucena is a center of Government with (10 Regional and National offices), education (with learning institutions) and of Commerce and Trade (with registered business establishments) majority of which are located within the heart of the city. Lucena City’s road network was conceived for ordinary barangays, as Lucena was then a part of Tayabas and known as Barangay Cotta.

The opening of the Isabang-Cotta-Dalahican road and the Pleasantville bridge connecting Gomez street to Pleasantville subdivision will give an alternative route to the commuters. This year construction of the city roads will begin. This will enhance the development of the areas covering the stretch from Isabang to Dalahican

Water Facilities

Lucena City proper is wedged between two (2) rivers. The Iyam and Dumacaa rivers emptying into the Tayabas Bay at the southern part of the city. It gets its abundant water supply for domestic use from May-it Spring in Lucban, Quezon, and is administered by the Quezon Metropolitan Water District.

Water Sources
Capacity
Storage Facilities
Capacity
May-it Spring
722.00 lps.
Tongko Reservoir (RCVR)
4,250 lps
Ibia Spring
89.90 lps.
New Pagbilao Reservoir (RCVR)
300 cu.m.
Lalo Grande
38.50 lps.
Old Pagbilao Reservoir (RCVR)
150 cu.m.
Lalo Grande
36.50 lps
Bocohan Reservoir (RCVR)
2,000 cu.m.
Lalo pequeno
10.00 lps.
Dapdap A & B
25.00 lps.
 
 

Electrical Facilities

MERALCO provides power and electricity to the city and to its rural barangays. Electrification covers 100 percent of the total number of barangays. The number of customers served by MERALCO as of 1997 was 29,580. In 1999 there are a total of 29,736 customers served by MERALCO, of which 27,114 are residential, 2,482 commercial, 95 are industrial and 45 (per account) are streetlights.

NUMBER OF CONNECTIONS BY TYPE OF USERS AND 
AVERAGE CONSUMPTION (KWH/Mo.) CY 2000
Type of Connection
Ave. Monthly Consumption
Number of  Consumers
Domestic (Residential)
15,209.00
27,114
Industrial
32,275.60
95
Commercial
1,049.79
2482
Streetlights (Public)
2,686.87
45
TOTAL
51,221.26
29,736

Total energy sales (kWh) for residential is 49,486,121; commercial, 31,265,507; industrial, 36,837,222; and streetlights is 1,461,659. The total kilowatt-hour sale is 119,050,509.The average monthly consumption of kWh used per customer is 15,209 kWh for residential, 1,049.79 kWh for commercial, 32,275.6 for industrial and 2,686.87 kWh for streetlights

Telecommunications Systems

In the past, PLDT had the monopoly of providing telephone service in Lucena City with its telephone-household ratio of 1:9. At present, the telephone-household ratio dropped to 1:4 with the entry of other telephone companies such as DIGITEL, SMART, GLOBE, and SUN CELLULAR.

As of 1999, PLDT has an existing 12,000 number of subscribers and 1,500 potential subscribers / pending applications. Its system of operation is telecommunications through radio relay stations and via satellite. Cable and switching facilities averages about 15,000 lines.

In 1997 another land telephone facility, Digitel, opened in Lucena City. Its system of operation is telecommunications through fiber optics, radio relay stations and via satellite. As of June 2000, Digitel has an existing 4,167 number of subscribers / pending applications. Its cable and switching facilities average 8,057 lines.

PLDT and Digitel provide land telephone facilities in Lucena, while Smart, Sun Cellular and Globe provide mobile phones. There are about 60 payphones installed in selected hospitals, schools, government offices, restaurants and other public places and main thoroughfares of the city.

     Telephone Facilities
 Mobile Phone
Companies
Name
Address
Name
No. of Cell Sites
PLDT
Aurora Blvd.,Brgy. Gulang-Gulang,
Globe
with two cell sites
DIGITEL
Quezon Avenue, Brgy XI
Smart
with four cell sites
 
 
Sun Cellular
with four cell sites
 
Profile
 
  Lucena Hymn
Philgeps
 
 
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