Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Rainwater collection ordinances for public markets ok'd

DAVAO CITY, May 26 (PIA) The Sangguniang Panglungsod ng Dabaw has approved an ordinance for the installation of a rainwater collection system in the market places in Tibungco and Bunawan.

The ordinance grants Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to enter into and to sign for in behalf of the city government a contract with the Department of Public Works and Highways in putting up the rainwater collection system.

Councilor Leonardo Avila III, chair of the committee on the environment who authors the ordinance said the measure is anchored on the Republic Act 6616 which provides the construction of water wells, rainwater collectors, development of springs and rehabilitation of the existing water wells in all barangays in the country and authorizes the DPWH for the construction of the aforementioned facilities.

He said the office of the Mayor has identified the Tibungco Public Market and the Bunawan Public Market as the first recipients of the project.

Avila said as cited by the DPWH on the memorandum of agreement, these projects must be installed in public buildings with no existing water supply or where the source of water is limited.

He said the operation and maintenance of the rain water collection system will be shouldered by the recipient public building.

“The memorandum of agreement will be signed by the DPWH district engineer and the city government through Mayor Duterte for the construction of a rainwater collection system for two barangay public markets which have no water supply,” Avila.

He also explained that the DPWH will provide funding requirements for the construction of the project while the city government will ensure that the rainwater collection system will be properly used and protected from all types of destructive agents.

Avila said the project is timely since the city already has its own rainwater collection ordinance.  (PIA 11-Joey Sem G. Dalumpines)

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