Quirino Farmers To Get Clean Drinking Water Through DAR’s CP- Wash Project

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dar web news pix 1 march 11 2014 400Saguday, Quirino -The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) with the local government units of Saguday, Quirino recently turned over a Community-Managed Potable Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (CP-WASH) project worth P195,000.00 providing clean and safe drinking water to eighty (80) households in Sto Tresdigam Agrarian Reform Community in Brgy. Tres Reyes.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Provincial Officer (PARPO) II Joselito O. Garcia encourages the residents of Saguday to maintain and take care of the project stating that lack of clean water supply has been a major problem in some areas in the province.

Meanwhile, PARPO I Engr. Arthur E. Faeldon said the low-cost technology renewed the hope and enthusiasm among the residents to the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program which not only focuses on the distribution of agricultural lands to the farmer-beneficiaries but also promotes proper hygiene among women and children. dar web news pix 2 march 11 2014 300

The project consist of four facilities namely: iron removal filter awarded to Agrarian Reform Beneficiary (ARB) Esperanza Gonzales and 32 household members; bio-sand filter awarded to ARB Angelito Nicolas and four household members; bio-gas digester to benefit ARB Francia Calimlim with three household members; and rain-water collector given to the Tres Reyes Elementary School.

Saguday Mayor Marcelina M. Pagbilao expressed her appreciation to the DAR and other participating agencies in the construction of the project and advised her barangay officials to lead in safeguarding the project.

Hands-on trainings on the proper reproduction of this low-cost technology will be provided by the LGUs and DAR to replicate this in other barangays.

The project also includes the provision of a biogas wastewater treatment system which is a good substitute for liquefied petroleum gas for cooking. The system uses animal waste as source of gas via decomposition process while the water tank is equipped with iron removal and bio sand filters to ensure constant flow of clean water.