In Northern Samar

GRATEFUL.The mayor of Palapag in Nothern Samar, Fatwa Batula, expressed her gratitude to the Department of Public Works and Highways for the construction of the P10 million solar-powered water system saying this will address the need of potable water of her people. (PHOTO COURTESY)

TACLOBAN CITY – The mayor of Palapag, a town in Northern Samar province, has expressed gratitude for the completion of the water system project implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways Northern Samar Second Engineering District Office.

Mayor Fawa Batula stated that this project will significantly address the water needs of key institutional facilities in the local government, including the public market, public terminal, municipal police station, Coast Guard station, Bureau of Fire Protection office, and the municipal disaster risk reduction and management office.

The solar-powered water system, funded under the General Appropriation Act with a budget of P10 million, has a storage capacity of 10,000 cubic meters of water. It is constructed in Barangay Tinampo, where most of the municipality’s institutional facilities are located.

“The water supply is very helpful, especially since the market needs to be kept clean and maintain sanitation,” Mayor Batula said.

“And whenever the evacuation center is full of evacuees, having a continuous water supply ensures we can consistently meet the basic needs of our citizens, particularly during times of crisis or calamity,” she added.

The mayor also expressed her gratitude to the public works office in the second district of Northern Samar for implementing the project, which benefits not only the government agencies but all sectors of the community.