THE Cagayan de Oro City Water District (COWD) on Wednesday, September 19, has turned over a water supply system project to Suntingon Elementary School in barangay Bugo which is set to benefit some 1,556 students of the said school.
Ladelle Sagrado, COWD spokesperson, said the project commenced last November 14, 2017 and was completed on August 7, 2018.
It includes distribution lines, PE pipe provisions for each building, an electromagnetic mother meter, a 25 cubic meter water tank and sump with electromechanical facilities.
She said the total project cost is PhP 2,999,815.93 and that the funding was taken from COWD’s P6 million budget allocated annually for water-related projects endorsed by the Local Chief Executive.
“This water supply system project is aimed to ensure that water is available for the health and sanitation needs of the school’s 1,556 students,” she said.
Mayor Oscar Moreno said access to clean water should all be available in schools.
Moreno and Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin Uy, Bugo Barangay Chairman Vic Talingting, Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Dela Peña along with COWD’s Board chairman Eduardo Antonio Montalvan and Acting general manager Bienvenido Batar, Jr. graced the simple ceremony.