rainwater collection system in progress
DPWH 2nd LED
August 23, 2018
CARIGARA, Leyte – A
total of P3.4 million worth of 17 units of Rainwater Collection
System (RWCS) are now in progress through the Department of Public
Works and Highways (DPWH) Leyte Second District Engineering Office.
The RWCS will be installed
in CATAMS Elementary School, Tagak Elementary School, Ponong
Elementary School, Jugaban Elementary School, Guindapunan Elementary
School, Minuhang Elementary School, Minuswang Elementary School,
Barugo Central School, Culasian Elementary School, and two units
each in Tunga Central School, Gregorio C. Catenza National High
School, Capoocan Elementary School and Calingcaguing National High
District Engineer Carlos
G. Veloso said that schools without access to potable water
facilities are the top priority for this project.
Rainwater can be collected
through pipes connected from the roofs of school buildings, and can
be used in toilets, wash rooms, and other facilities.
Veloso added that
rainwater collectors shall follow the prototypes set by DPWH such as
reinforced ground storage tank with 4,000 liters water capacity.
The RWCS includes
structure excavation, concrete works, reinforcing steel, roof drains
with strainers, installation of stainless steel water tank
approximately 4,000 liters with plumbing accessories and forms and
The RWCS aims to suffice
the continuous need for water supply in the Leyte second district.
This project is in
compliance to Republic Act 6716, otherwise known as “an act
providing for the construction of water wells, rainwater collectors,
development of springs and rehabilitation of existing water wells in