Wednesday, July 9, 2014
ANGELES CITY, Pampanga-Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Central Luzon played host to the three-day capacity building seminar-workshop for Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig Para sa Lahat (SalinTubig) beneficiaries in Regions 1, 2, 3 and Cordillera.
“The activity was meant to increase the capability of local government units (LGUs) and functionaries in operating and maintaining their water supply system particularly on enhancing their understanding of the concepts, processes, and methodologies involved in the operations and maintenance of the facility,” DILG Regional Director Florida Dijan said.
Attendees included municipal mayors, councilors, planning officers, accountants, and engineers and Project and Development Monitoring Unit staff from DILG.
Serving as the highlight of the seminar-workshop was a visit to the facilities of Muňoz Water District (MWD) and Central Luzon State University in Nueva Ecija where the participants had the chance to experience the actual operation of a water supply system, specifically the calibration of water meter, extraction of ground water, water testing, and the treatment of ground water.
At the end of the activity, each LGU was tasked to prepare and present the Profile of their Water Supply System based on the topics and guidance of the MWD experience.
This included their mission and vision as well as basic information regarding their water system and their tariff structure that will guide them in their operations.
“Salingtubig is designed to provide water supply systems for the 455 waterless municipalities, barangays, health centers, and resettlement sites across the archipelago; and enhance the capacity of LGUs and water service providers in the planning, implementation, and operation of water supply facilities,” Dijan explained.
“It covers LGUs prioritized based on poverty incidence, water borne diseases, and access to water from the priority list identified by National Anti-Poverty Commission using Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Listahanan (formerly National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction). Recipients must also be winners of the Seal of Good Housekeeping which is now known as the Seal of Good Local Governance,” Dijan added.
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