AboitizPower assists in water pipe laying in Muslim host community

July 04, 2017

AboitizPower assists in water pipe laying in Muslim host community

AboitizPower subsidiary Therma South, Inc. (TSI) recently partnered with local officials and residents of its host community in Inawayan, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur for the installation of a communal water system for the benefit of several families in the coastal area of Purok Linggisan. The project is part of TSI’s continued commitment to upholding quality health and sanitation among the residents of its neighboring communities.

 After two weeks of drilling activities, fresh ground water finally flowed out of the source. This was followed by a bayanihan activity last 14 June wherein 14 TSI team members worked with local residents for the installation of water pipes connecting the main reservoir to 3 other remote water tubs. These satellite tubs are to provide residents easier access to clean water.

“We would like to thank TSI for their initiative in helping the residents access clean, potable water. This really is a big help for the community,” said Inda Sumatra, purok leader of Linggisan, in the vernacular.

“We consider this an advance gift from TSI as the Muslim world is nearing the celebration of Eid Ul-Fitr. Through this project, residents from our area will have access to clean water, thus, improving their health condition”, added community leader Jalil Hasan.

Earlier in June, TSI also extended support to residents of Inawayan who were affected by floods caused by monsoon rains. The flooding incident was aggravated by the heavily silted Inawayan River and clogged canals. TSI immediately deployed an excavator for the desiltation of the said river and canals around the community.

“If not for TSI’s immediate action, residents of Purok Fatima and Linggisan would have been repeatedly submerged in flood waters since it rained for 3 successive nights. We are extremely grateful to TSI for responding positively to our urgent request for assistance right after the first flooding”, shared Inawayan Punong Barangay Romulo C. Elula.