DAVAO ORIENTAL — Residents of Barangay San Ignacio in the municipality of Manay town are thankful to the provincial government for the newly completed additional Potable Water System which was officially turned over to their community.
Governor Nelson Dayanghirang, who initiated the project, led the turn over ceremony Tuesday, March 30, 2021.
Amounting to P15 million funded under the Local Government Support Fund, the Expansion/Upgrading of San Ignacio Potable Water System (Level III) is set to supply enough water to an estimated 895 households or 60% of the total household in the said barangay.
With the new water supply augmenting the two existing water system in the village, the entire village is now set to be served. Groundworks for the project covered drilling of 36 meter-depth borehole for 5.0HP Submersible Pump along with the installation of a new reservoir with 75,118 liters capacity which can be filled-in for 7-8 hours continuous pumping, which will provide the entire village a sufficient water supply.
During the ceremony, Governor Dayanghirang expressed his joy that finally, the village finally now has ready access to clean water, considering that water is a basic necessity and must be considered as highest priority of any local government unit.
“For this year, we also have similar projects amounting to P20 million for Barangays Mabini, San Isidro, and Concepcion here in Manay to resolve the water problems which need immediate action,” the Governor added.
Punong Barangay of San Ignacio, Carmelino Rosa, thanked the governor, saying that his people consider this as a heaven-sent project and an answered prayer. “This project will finally end our problem in terms of scarcity of water supply,” he said.
The ceremony was also graced by the Manay Councilors Mae Dayanghirang-Llavore and Jon Marco Dayanghirang, San Ignacio Parish Church Father Pedrito Mapayo, Manay OIC-CENR Officer Mariano G. Basanez and other barangay officials. By Mark Alvite | Photos by Eden Jhan Licayan