Mayor Yap fortifies City water supply

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Mayor Yap fortifies City water supply

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Pumping unitTwo new pumping units are being constructed to improve the current water supply for Tagbilaran. City Mayor John Geesnell “BABA” Yap tasked the Tagbilaran City Waterworks System (TCWS) to hasten the project. General Services Officer, Chris John Rener Torralba has issued the necessary papers to procure the needed materials for the construction. The new units are expected to augment the much needed water supply in the City, specifically in Barangays Ubujan and Taloto. Instead of the three-month time-frame for the construction, Mayor Yap has lobbied for a 40-day time allotment for the construction. Thus, the new pumping units are expected to be operational by last week of June instead of August.

Currently, TCWS supplies 4,256.76 cubic meters of water to 10 barangays. With the construction of the two units in Barangays Tiptip and Ubujan, the water supply of TCWS is expected to increase by 872.06 cubic meters which would greatly boost the supply. The TCWS has project proposals which are geared to address the City’s need as there are three more pumping units, funded by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)  through its SALINTUBIG (Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig sa Lahat) program, will be constructed in Barangays Tiptip and Dao by 2016. These three pumping units are projected to add 1,308.09 cubic meters of water to the City’s current water supply.

Then another major water project which is currently on the drawing board, is the proposed Extraction of Ground Water from the Municipality of Corella. This initiative will be constructed in Barangay Anislag and is projected to generate 2,997.72 cubic meters of water daily. The TCWS has already prepared the program of works and Engr. Emigdio Acierto, former manager  of the Bohol Water Utilities, Inc. (BWUI) and previous Chairman of the Infrastructure Committee of the Provincial Development Council, will serve as the consultant for the project. As soon as the needed documentation is finished, application for funding from the World Bank  could be processed. With all the initiatives being undertaken by Mayor Yap’s administration, the water needs in the City will soon be fully addressed.

Mayor Yap, who was recently accorded a 91% Satisfaction Rating surveyed by the HNU Bohol Poll, is focused to level up the City Government’s service delivery in consonance with the Tagbilaranon’s trust and confidence bestowed upon him.

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