Hilongos News –– The local government led by Mayor Albert Villahermosa is positive it will soon complete its Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig sa Lahat (Salintubig) project for Barangay Tuguipa where potable water is still lacking to at least 194 households. The program is funded by the General Appropriations Act provision for local potable water supply.
“Soon to be finished, the project will install 21 Level–2 Spring Development water system faucets that can be commonly used by at least 10 households per faucet with an average of five people per household” said project development officer Avelino Lagaac of Hilongos’ Municipal Planning and Development Office who is one of several LGU officers manning the project.
“We are stepping up the project’s actual implementation to meet Mayor Villahermosa’s instructions for us to accelerate the delivery of potable water for the residents of Barangay Tuguipa because the people there need it”, added Engineer Lagaac. “The project will have a storage capacity of 18,565 liters at any given time and uses gravity to transport the water from its source to its service areas. The local government developed a local water source for this”, Lagaac stressed.
MPDO Chief Catherine ‘Keith’ Fabular meanwhile told the Visayan Business Post News Team that the potable water development project is only one of several programs lined–up by Mayor Villahermosa as he tackles the problem of lack of basic necessities in outlaying barangays of the municipality. Mayor Villahermosa who is on his first term is seeking to enhance while fast–tracking the delivery of basic social and economic development services in this municipality, including road networks to agriculture areas, sanitation and clean potable water tapped from local sources for residents.