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DAR, LGU launch water and sanitation project in Tinambac town

Z WEB 20151103 R05 CAMSUR cpwash001The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the local government unit (LGU) of Tinambac, Camarines Sur II  recently joined hands in the launching of the community-managed potable water, sanitation and hygiene (CPWASH) project to provide water-borne disease-free water system to agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) and local communities in the said municipality.
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Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer I (PARPO I) Gay L. Labad said  CPWASH was conceptualized by the DAR to install low-cost water supply technology and sanitation systems that primarily address the requirements of safe, clean and potable water for the ARBs and other residents in the agrarian reform communities. 

“We are pushing this project especially in remote areas where people lack potable drinking water,” Labad said as she commended the Tinambac LGU for their willingness to help the DAR in this project.

Labad said the DAR provided the WATSAN Technology while LGUs and Pag-asa Farmers and Farmworkers Association (PFFA) provided the construction materials and necessary labor requirements as their project counterparts, respectively.

The project amounting to P230,000 will construct 23 water and sanitation (WATSAN) facilities that include iron removal filter (IRF), biogas digester, rain water collector and bio-sand filters. 

“This is the fifth municipality in Camarines Sur II area where CPWASH will be implemented after Canaman, Sagñay, Caramoan, and Garchitorena.” Labad said.

On the other hand, Tinambac mayor Ruel T. Velarde was pleased to be selected among the recipient LGUs and expressed his intention to expand the project to other barangays, acknowledging water as the basic right of every community.
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“We are glad that DAR is continuously assisting our town through the provision of support services such as the provision of potable water system,” Velarde said.

Meanwhile, Edmundo Nacario, CPWASH point person, explained “the rain water collector and iron removal filter will be constructed at Pag-asa Elementary School compound while bio-sand filters will be provided to twenty households. Both facilities are useful in removing limestone sediments and turn rain water and water from artesian well safe to drink.”

 “While the biogas digester will collect waste from the piggery and other farm animals to produce methane gas which could produce fire for cooking,” he added.

A signing of the Memorandum of Agreement highlighted the launching led by PARPO I Labad,  Mayor Velarde, and PFFA chairperson Severino Barcillano, Pag-asa Punong Barangay Salvador Bermillo, Municipal Councilor Annie Cabral, Municipal Agrarian Reform Officer Romulo Caceres, Support Services Division chief Benjar Romero, and other DAR personnel also witnessed the activity.
 
 The project is expected to be completed and functional ten days from construction commencement or sometime next month.

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