ALBAY BARANGAYS RECEIVE WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS
The LEAGUE Publishing Company Inc.
Across the province, AKO BICOL Party List led by Representative Elizaldy Co constructs water supply systems in various barangays. Water shortage is one of the biggest problems that plague the province, forcing residents to climb mountains or walk long distances in order to access clean water.
They installed the water supply systems along the roadside to facilitate easier access, not only for the target communities but also the nearby sitios. Some of the barangays, such as Brgy. Humapon, Brgy. Maslog, Brgy. Bolo, and Brgy. Taysan, received Level-2 Solar Powered water systems.
“Dati kailangan pa namin umakyat ng bundok at maglakad ng mahigit isang kilometro para umigib ng tubig sa bukal at maglakad ulit ng isang kilometro pabalik ng bahay. Malaking tulongang ipinatayong patubig dito sa aming komunidad (Before, we had to climba mountain and walk a kilometerto get water from the spring then walk another kilometer back to our house. This water supply system they installed is a huge help to our community),” said Rachel Agripa,a resident of Sitio Polique in Brgy. Maslog.
In one community college in Guinobatan, a Level 1 water supply system was installed to cater to the 2,000 evacuees currently residing in the school. They also conducted a geo- sensitivity survey in the school next door, Mauraro High School, to assess whether the water reservoir in the area is enough to support the 900-person evacuee population.
“This project is a testament to our commitment to the welfare and development of our constituents. By addressing the long-standing water challenges, we are fostering a better quality of life for the residents and contributing to their overall well- being,” Co said in a statement.
He added, “We are grateful for the cooperation and support of the community as we work towards creating positive change together.”