MNWD finds additional source of water
By Paulo DS. Papa
THE Metro Naga Water District is conducting a study on a 180-meter deep well in Barangay Dahilig in Gainza town as an additional source of potable water. The water district wants to determine or measure its capacity to deliver the water requirement in that area.
In an interview, MNWD Acting General Manager Florencio Mongoso Jr. said that the spring was discovered early in June, this year, when the MNWD personnel conducted a drilling operation in a 500-sq. meter lot in that barangay.
It was Mayor Leonardo Agor Sr. who authorized the MNWD to dig on the parcel of lot where the spring was found.
Mongoso, as he thanked the municipal mayor, confirmed with the Bicol Mail that the water flowing out of the spring is indeed safe for human consumption.
He said, the result of the study on the well is expected to be completed in September, this year. The study will determine the exact amount of water that can be sourced from the spring, which is, at present, believed can produce from 20 to 25 liters per second.
THE spring in the town of Gainza in the province of Camarines Sur as additional source of water supply.
Photo courtesy of Moises San Buenaventura
He said that the exact measure of water production would provide them an idea to know the type and/or specification of the pumping machine it needs.
Mongoso said that the neighboring municipality of Camaligan may also benefit from the water that can be sourced from the spring.
Mongoso said that one of the factors being considered by investors in putting up their businesses in a certain locality is sufficient water supply.
“An investors an hanap kaiyan marhay na supply nin tubig asin kuryente. Aram ta baga na mahal an daga sa Naga. Kataid man lang iyan kan Gainza. Kun magin marhay an supply nin tubig sa banwaan na iyan tibaad dolokon nin mga investors, matatabangan ta man an Gainza na mag asenso” he said.
Gainza town is dependent on the supply of potable water from Mabolo water pumping station in Naga City which produces 10 liters per second.