Carmen is now ready to tap water supply from Cebu Manila Water Corporation’s main line.
In a meeting Friday, September 11, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia instructed the Provincial Engineering Office to set the tap by September 30, which can be done considering new pipelines have already been laid out.
The Municipality of Carmen received assistance from the Cebu Provincial Government for the improvement of pipelines worth P20 million for Phase 1 and another P30 million for Phase 2.
The first phase is seen to benefit around 2,000 households in Barangays Cogon East, Cogon West, Poblacion, and Baring while the second phase will cover Barangays Luyang, Dawis Sur, Dawis Norte, and Puente.
These are the eight lower barangays that have been suffering from a lack of water supply.
According to Mayor Carlo Villamora, the first phase is already completed while the second phase has been bid out.
After connecting to the mainline, households will then be ready to tap from the supply lines.
“I am thankful for the generous support of the Province of Cebu through Governor Gwendolyn Garcia for the gift of rehabilitating our water (system) thus the provision of quality water to my fellow Carmenanons,” Villamor said.
The waterworks run by the local government of Carmen is also a priority program of the Capitol. It seeks to assist Carmen in providing efficient, stable, and clean water system at a reasonable cost.
Garcia supported the total rehabilitation of the water system for the said eight lower barangays, the construction of a new reservoir and Level 3 water connections to the households costing approximately P70 million. (Eleanor Valeros)