TACLOBAN CITY – Nearly 700 households in the northern barangays will soon have access to potable water, this after the city government through Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez secured funding from the Department of Interior Local Government (DILG) which will be used to install much-needed water facilities there.
Worth P5 million, the fund will come from the DILG Bottom Up Budgeting (BuB) Potable Water System Sub-Project and will be used by the city government for the installation of the water pipeline distribution systems in both at the Habitat and Kapuso Villages.
City Administrator Atty. Irene Chiu said the project will provide much needed water services in the north which is currently dependent on daily water rations by the City General Services.
Recently, the city government said that it is putting up a satellite office in the north, a good 13.4 kilometers from the city center, to provide much needed government services to the resettled communities.
Families whose houses were totally destroyed by supertyphoon “Yolanda” were resettled at the northern part of the city.
Concerned households which attended the public consultation organized by the city government on Wednesday, January 4, welcomed the project.
This latest development is part of the thrust of Mayor Romualdez to provide basic amenities to resettled families in the north, according to Chiu.
She added that the BuB project will provide households with free pipe and water service installation and is expected to commence as soon as the fund is downloaded to the local government unit.
Each of the beneficiary households will be installed with a level 3 type water system which means that each house will have their own water connection and meter.
Private Water Utility Provider Mactan Rock, will supply water sourced from different potable sources in the city.
The City Engineer’s Office will undertake the pipe installation while the Mactan Rock will take care of the water systems maintenance.
The BuB-Water Supply Project is part of the DILG-BuB program which aims to strengthen local communities’ participation in national budget formulation and project implementation. (HENRY JAMES G. ROCA/CITY INFORMATION OFFICE)