By Liezle Basa Iñigo
TUGUEGARAO, Cagayan – At least 12 elementary schools and three secondary schools will benefit from the installation of rainwater collector systems in the province of Quirino.
(PHOTO COPURTESY OF DPWH REGION 2)
The Department of Public Works and Highways-Quirino District Engineering Office (DPWH-QDEO) said 34 such systems amounting to P3.4 million were installed in the different schools.
District Engineer Marifel T. Andes said that the system is an innovative way to maximize use of rainwater for sanitation purposes.
Rainwater is collected through pipes connected from the roofing of the school buildings. Accumulated rainwater is distributed to toilets, washrooms and other facilities that need water.