The dream of Mambiranan Pequeño residents of having a much-needed water system in their community has come true! A new water system in the village was inaugurated on Friday, January 27, graced by Governor Arthur R. Defensor, Jr.
In his message during the activity, Gov. Defensor, Jr. centered his public address on the importance of people’s participation in ensuring the successful implementation of the projects. He encourages the residents to participate in the development activities of the barangay and motivated the Mambiranan Water System and Sanitation Association to lead in the implementation of the operation and maintenance program for the sustainability of their water system project, and ended his message with “Padayon naton nga pululihan” which invite stakeholders to collaborate for a common cause.
Before establishing the water system project, the residents of Mambiranan Pequeno used to get water from dug wells, which consumed cost, time, and effort.
The activity was joined by local functionaries from Passi City LGU led by Vice Mayor Elyzer Chavez, Members of the Sanguniang Panlungsod Mario Hidalgo and Paul Panes, Representatives from the Provincial Engineer’s Office led by Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project Head Engr. Rene A. Margarico and Punong Barangay Fernando Pagayon, Jr. and council.
Mambiranan’s level III water system currently serves 34 households with individual meter connections. The Governor also administered the oath of taking to the officials of the BAWASA responsible for the management, operation, and maintenance of the water facilities. (cbg/PEO)