Igacos waterfall cementing for bulk water system preps

The Island Garden City of Samal (Igacos) has cemented a waterfall in preparation for the city's bulk water system, according to Michael Anthony Homez, the information officer of the City Information Office (CIO). The controversy arose after a viral Facebook post showed the cemented part of the waterfall in Sitio Auring, Barangay Cawag near Hagimit. Homez explained that the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has a project for bulk water, similar to the Tamugan River in Davao, which includes slope protection. The cementing of the river's side was intended to prevent it from deepening. The City Government of Samal is in the process of securing a loan for the bulk water system as the existing surface water in Igacos is insufficient. Homez clarified that the waterfall was closed temporarily to allow the cement to dry, and once dried, the water would continue to flow. He emphasized that the cementing has made the area safer, reducing the risk of accidents. However, Mark Penalver, executive director of Interfacing Development Interventions for Sustainability (Idis), expressed concerns, stating that cementing the slope area is not the appropriate intervention to protect the waterfall. Penalver believes that the

Read more at : Sunstar

Disclaimer : We make no assurance about the completeness and accuracy of the content of this website. All news on this website is collected from various sources hence information may or may not be true. Southeast Now does not verify the reliability of the content published. We do not accept any accountability for loss or damage occurred as a result of reliability on the content of this website.