By Fred C. Fuertes
â€œWater for allâ€ was how Mayor Leoncio Evasco Jr. described the eyed P42-million waterworks system here.
Dr. Rafael Apostol, consultant for the municipalityâ€™s waterworks improvement project, presented on June 17 the details of the eyed bacteria-free potable water for the whole municipality.
Apostol, who was the administrator of Luwa during Cory Aquinoâ€™s presidency, was the main speaker during a consultative meeting at the Sangguniang Bayan session hall last week.
In attendance were SB Member Fructuoso Redulla Jr. and other municipal councilors, the 22 barangay captains in the municipality and the chairpersons of different people organizations.
Earlier. Mayor Leoncio Evasco Jr. explained the need to improve the townâ€™s waterworks system into a sustainable project which will cater to the water needs of the entire municipality.
Dr. Apostol also presented the price scheme once the project will be fully operational. Gray areas were settled after some participants raised concerns on the feasibility of the program which Mayor Evasco dubbed as â€œWater for All.â€
Found to be a losing venture during previous municipal administrations, it took Evascoâ€™s political will to turn a dismal project into an income-generating one.
The effective collection of water revenues propelled the coastal municipality into a fourth class town after the dynamic mayor directed the personnel of the waterworks a department to cause the disconnection of water sources after a clientele fail to fulfill the contents of their promissory notes.
One of Evascoâ€™s official acts when he took over the mayoralty seat was to create the Municipal Waterworks Management Office and installed Ricardo Nacorda- -an experienced self-made plumber- - as manager.
With the projectâ€™s full operation in December this year, the perennial water problem of the town populace will be a thing of the past. - Sunday Post