A lengthy walk to the deep well to fetch water will no longer be needed with the newly-installed Rainwater Collection Systems (RWCS) in various schools in the province of Samar.
According to Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar, twenty (20) units of 4,000-liter tanks have been installed in various schools within the cities of Alamagro, Gandara, Sta. Margarita and Calbayog in Samar.
The completed P3.8-million Rainwater Collection Systems is a convergence project of the DPWH and the Department of Health (DOH).
Secretary Villar added that the said project was part of the Departments effort pursuant to Republic Act 6716, designating the DPWH to undertake construction of water wells, rainwater collectors, development of springs and rehabilitation of existing wells in all barangays in the country.
The schools that benefitted from the rainwater collector projects at Almagro, Samar are as follows: Almagro Central Elementary School, Malobago Elementary School, Tonga-Tonga Elementary School, Kirikiti Elementary School, Magsaysay Elementary School, San Isidro Elementary School, Talahid Elementary School, Imelda Elementary School, Costa Rica Elementary School and Lunang II Elementary School. In Gandara, Samar are as follows: Tagnao Elementary School and Casab-ahan Elementary School.
In the town of Sta. Margarita, beneficiaries are: Sta. Margarita II Central Elementary School, Palale Elementary School, Solsogon Elementary School, Clarencio Calagos Memorial School of Fisheries and Burabod Elementary School. In Calbayog City are as follows: Tinambacan Central Elementary School, Malajog Integrated School and Ba-ay Elementary School.