April 21, 2024

BONTOC, Mountain Province – Talubin residents will soon have access to clean, safe water with the construction of a new potable water system (PWS) level 2 under the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP).
Talubin has been suffering from insufficient water supply, especially during summer. Residents mostly rely on spring water and makeshift/old pipes from abandoned/damaged water systems, which make the water susceptible to contamination.
Through the PRDP’s Project Support Office, the PWS subproject was recently issued with No Objection Letter II allowing the proponent local government to proceed with the awarding of contract to the winning bidder.
The subproject costs P5.61 million shared by the World Bank, the national government through the DA, and the local government of Bontoc. It is expected to directly benefit around 177 households or 886 individuals.
Included in the construction of the Talubin PWS are one reservoir tank, one intake tank, and 17 tap stands to be established in the following areas: Lisin, Boktoy, Sadaw, Fangyaw, Sagtek, Gawana, Liw-ahan, Lanas, and Ledledja.
The PWS subproject is the second PRDP-implemented project in Bontoc along with the improvement of the Mainit-Chorngawan water system at Barangay Mainit. – Elvy S. Taquio