The rainwater harvesting system at Pavia National High School (PNHS) which was inaugurated by Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. inaugurated last Wednesday (December 6, 2017) the rainwater harvesting system in Pavia National High School (PNHS). The rainwater harvesting system is a project of the provincial government through the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO).
PENRO officer in charge Atty. Arturo Cangrejo said the project aims to harvest rainwater for the evacuation centers which could be used by the evacuees during disasters. He noted that the schools are commonly used as evacuation centers because of their accessibility and availability of rooms.
Cangrejo said they have so far established 25 rainwater harvesting systems in various municipal evacuation centers. He said the province allots P500,000 for each rainwater harvesting system with the local government unit paying for the labor requirement.
Gov. Defensor urged the school community to take good care of the project as they can also use it for their water needs. The rainwater harvesting system is composed of five tanks which has a total capacity of 17,000 liters of water.
The governor suggested to connect the system to a deep well or to the Metro Iloilo Water District where it could get water during summer months. Pavia Mayor Michael Gorriceta, Municipal Administrator Ramy Madero and PNHS principal Delorah Fantillo also assisted during the inauguration program.