ORMOC CITY, Leyte, (PNA) — Water supply in Ipil village is expected to improve with the development of a reservoir within the community.
Gervacio Germano, waterworks superintendent, said that they are just waiting for electric connection to operate the production well in the site, some four kilometres away from the city center.
The project will also improve water supply in neighboring Can-untog village. But before this could happen, the pipelines along the highway going to that village will have to be replaced, which will be done upon the delivery of materials in January next year.
Can-untog is a priority with the settlement of 500 families in bunkhouses there.
Meanwhile, Mayor Edward C. Codilla approved the construction of two spring boxes and a concrete collecting tank in Mabini village, 14 kilometers south of downtown.
The project, worth Php5 million, will address the dwindling water supply there as well as in adjacent areas.
Ormoc Waterworks and Sewerage System serves 19,000 registered consumers through its five pumping stations, the largest being the Ahag Filtration Gallery in Donghol village, 4.7 kilometers northeast from downtown.
It supplies the city proper and suburbs up to Naungan village on the west, Macabug village on the south and the lower part of Cogon village.
The Simangan-Dolores cluster has three wells supplying upper Cogon going northward from Simangan to Milagro and Concepcion to Cabulihan villages.
The San Isidro cluster on the west covers the villages of Doña Feliza Mejia, San Isidro, Bagong Buhay up to Libertad and Airport.
Further westward, the households are served by the Curva cluster which covers the villages of San Vicente, Mas-in, San Juan, Lilo-an and a part of Libertad.
The Valencia cluster serves the northwest part including Valencia, San Jose, Kadaohan, Matica-a Sabang and a portion of Guintigui-an villages .
The reservoir being developed in Ipil will serve Can-untog and San Antonio, thereby easing the supply demand from the Ahag Filtration Gallery. (PNA)