BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Oct. 11 (PIA) – Use of free flowing spring water in the upland towns of Sta. Fe and Diadi will soon be regulated, officials of the Department of Environment & Natural Resources said.
DENR planning officer Edna Willie said Information Education and Communication (IEC) campaign has been initially conducted among consumers along the national highway, Barangay Oriwong, Diadi and Barangay Poblacion, Sta. Fe to encourage the them to use free-flowing spring water efficiently.
“These towns are identified pilot areas for the implementation of water conservation measures,” Willie said.
She said the IEC campaign was conducted in partnership with the DENR regional and provincial offices, National Water Resources Board (NWRB), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Department of Agriculture (DA) and the local government units concerned.
Willie said, proposed interventions to regulate the water use within the pilot areas are the establishment of water reservoir and water regulators among the water users.
She said, aside from domestic use, free flowing water in the said areas also provide livelihood among the villagers by using them for car wash in exchange for a fee.
Willie said those who uses water commericially will be required to pay fees later.
She added, the free flowing water can also damage the concrete pavement of national roads when it seeps under.
Willie said the concencerned LGUs were also tapped to prepare strategic plan for the implementation of water conservation and regulation in the affceted araes including responsibilities to sustain the quality and supply of water within the watersheds. (MDCT/BME/PIA 2-Nueva Vizcaya)
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