The Palawan provincial government’s water system project has reached an island in Roxas town, providing residents clean drinking water.
In a press statement released by the provincial information office (PIO) Thursday evening, it noted that this project is one of the top priorities of the local government led by Governor Jose Alvarez.
Sitio Cabogan, Barangay 1 in the municipality of Roxas was the recent recipient of this water connection.
Ereberto Cuenca, Sitio Cabogan purok president, said their new water connection is indeed a huge help to everyday life.
“Kami noon gusto namin na magkatubig, kaya yung staff ni governor pumunta dito para magsabi sa amin na magkakaroon ng tubig. Kaya nagpasalamat kami noong maglagay na ng mga tubo. Nagpapasalamat kami dahil hindi na kami mahihirapan doon sa bayan, malaking tulong talaga sa amin ito. Kaya tuwang-tuwa sila kay Governor JCA na nagkaroon ng tubig. Nagpapasalamat kami kay governor na tinupad niya ‘yong pangako niya sa amin na magkaroon ng tubig dito sa amin,” said Cuenca in a quote attached in the press statement.
The project was accomplished through the partnership of provincial government, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), and the local government unit (LGU) of Roxas town.
Mercuria Gabo, a teacher at Shell Island Elementary School (SIEL) said this project has reduced their expenses for water consumption.
“Malaking ginhawa ang naidulot nito sa amin, kasi naging madali sa amin na magkaroon ng tubig, naging tipid kasi noon sa bayan pa kami kumukuha at sasakay pa ng bangka, tapos mura pa ito kumpara sa per gallon na binibili namin sa bayan,” said Gabo.
This project in Sitio Cabogan draws its main supply from Sandoval River Water System (SRWS) in Roxas, categorized as “level 3” connection, with its pipes directly tapped to the households.
SRWS also supplies clean water to different barangays in the municipality of Roxas namely Brgys. Sandoval, Minara, San Nicolas, San Isidro, and Brgys. 5 and 6.
Aside from SRWS, five other water systems are being constructed in Roxas town aimed at promoting sanitation and cleanliness in the area.