Farmers benefit from potable water project
Farmers will soon benefit from the Department of Agrarian Reform’s community managed potable water supply, sanitation and hygiene project (CPWASH) which will empower them to manage their water supply better.
The project, which was funded by the local government, the DAR and the barangay was intended to bring potable to communities in Caticugan, Siaton, Negros Oriental.
The local government unit of Siaton provided $80,000 for the project while the DAR contributed P170,000 for capacity development, while the barangay supported the project with P24,000 in addition to providing labor counterpart.
In a press release by the DAR, the Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Office II Louie L. Naranjo said that the project is actually comprised of four components:
- a) the rain water collector to accumulate and store rainwater for reuse before it reaches the aquifer;
- b) the bio- sand filters to remove pathogens and suspended solids and reduce discoloration, odor and unpleasant taste
- c) the iron removable filter to screen iron from water and eliminate ugly staining and unpleasant tastes and odor of the water, and
- d) the bio-gas digester to turn organic waste into usable fuel. ( By:Angel Ong )