The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) has funded the water system development project in Santa Magdalena, Sorsogon which is aimed to improve the area’s communal water system.
In a statement, NGCP said it decided to finance the project, which covers the cost of materials and labor needed for the construction, after the local government unit of Barangay San Rafael in Sta. Magdalena, Sorsogon seek for its help.
NGCP cited that the municipality of Sta. Magdalena in Sorsogon currently doesn’t have an easy access to fundamental services and utilities compared to other more developed towns.
Before the construction commenced, NGCP described that the existing water system of Barangay San Rafael cannot reach the far-flung sitios of the barangay.
“Three sitios with approximately 150 households did not have access to water. To address this, NGCP built a separate water reservoir and extended the water pipes of the existing system for the three sitios,” the country’s power transmission monopoly further said.
Barangay San Rafael houses NGCP’s Sta. Magdalena Cable Terminal Station which interfaces the submarine cables and the overhead transmission lines of the High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) link that connects the Luzon grid with the Visayas grid.
Besides interfacing the submarine cables and overhead transmission lines, the station also serves as an oil pumping plant to maintain the pressure and quality of oil used for submarine cables.
Madelaine B. Miraflor