For years, residents of Sitio Tipolohon in Barangay Camaman-an have relied on either the pump-operated shallow well, the supply from Barangay Indahag, or water peddlers for their water needs. They purchase water at P7.00 per container or P350.00 for 5 drums. Piped water for their homes has therefore been a longtime wish for this populace.
But now, with Cagayan de Oro Bulk Water Incorporated’s (COBI) East Transmission Line in place and with the construction of a 200mm uPVC Distribution Line already complete, the waiting is finally over. With a total cost of P1,826,448.49, this water supply system project under the Bottom-Up Budgeting (BUB) Program commenced last November 6, 2019 and is partially funded by the LGU (P1,000,000.00) with the rest of the budget jointly subsidized by COWD and Vitens Evides International.
Aside from the 540-meter long distribution line, the project includes seventeen (17) units of 500mmꝊ meter stub-outs. As of date, with 86.29% of the project already completed, 7 meter stub-outs have already been installed.
This means that residents living along the areas where these stub-outs are located may now apply for their individual water connections. Once the installation of the additional 10 meter stub-outs will be completed, a total of 500 households will benefit from this water supply project.
Other completed projects include:
· 75mmꝊ pipeline extension with 4 units 50mmꝊ meter stub-outs at the Lutheran Relocation Site in Canitoan which is intended to serve the water needs of 60 relocated families from Barangay 36; and
· 100mmꝊ pipeline extension with 10 units 50mmꝊ meter stub-outs at Zone 8, Cugman intended to improve existing water pressure in the area. which can accommodate around 200 water connections.
These service expansion projects are aimed at providing more and more people with access to safe and clean water for their hygiene and sanitation needs.
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