Water System to supply Magsaysay with safe,clean water
Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project officially turned over the newly constructed potable water system to the local government unit of Magsaysay, Misamis Oriental.
The 6.3 million Level II PWS Project was implemented under the Intensified Building Up of Infrastructure and Logistics for Development (IBUILD) component with support from Local Government Unit of Magsaysay.
Through this project, beneficiaries now have a fresh and clean source of drinking water. The construction of three units concrete reservoir now supply water to 70 units communal faucets now serving the 518 households of barangays Mindulao and Cabalwan.
The turn-over ceremony was headed by Department of Agriculture Northern Mindanao Regional Director Carlene C. Collado together with Municipality of Magsaysay Mayor Rey B. Buhisan.
“Water is the most important thing for human to live and now that we finally see the fruit of all our efforts to complete this project, I hope that we will appreciate more the importance of conserving our water sources and maintaining its cleanliness,” said Director Collado.
Residence can now save their time in fetching water and lessen their expenses in buying from water refilling stations since a nearby water source is already available within their community.
Further, the establishment of water system provides a sustainable potable water supply for the communities to improve the health status of the residents and to reduce their medical expenses, morbidity and mortality incidence brought by water-borne diseases.
“I hope that the LGU of Magsaysay with the water users association will take good care of this project so that many will continue to benefit from this project,” added Dir. Collado.
Part of the ceremony was the signing of acceptance certificate by the municipal mayor and DA-PRDP Director.
“Signing the acceptance certificate, means we are accepting this project as our own and we assure you that we will ensure that this will be properly maintained,” said Mayor Buhisan. (Joy M. Montecalvo)