BCWD Continues Solid Waste Management within Taguibo Watershed

BCWD continues with the validation of the implementation of Solid Waste Management within the Taguibo Watershed

According to an anonymous source, “Solid-waste management is the collecting, treating, and disposing of solid material that is discarded because it has served its purpose or is no longer useful. Improper disposal of municipal solid waste can create unsanitary conditions, and these conditions in turn can lead to pollution of the environment and to outbreaks of vector-borne disease—that is, diseases spread by rodents and insects.”
On June 24, 2020, the Butuan City Water District (BCWD) continued ensuring the health and quality of its water source with the conduct of its monthly inspection on the implementation of the Solid Waste Management initiative of the residents of Sitio Tagkiling and Sitio Dugyaman, Brgy. Anticala, Butuan City – an area located within the Taguibo River Watershed Forest Reserve (TRWFR).

The Solid Waste Management initiative is an outcome of the quarterly Watershed Community Symposium conducted by BCWD in the TRWFR. A Purok President instigated the implementation of the initiative in order to help conserve the Taguibo Watershed and to ensure the cleanliness of the District’s water source. The Initiative’s system is to maintain the cleanliness, beautification, proper waste segregation, organization of stray animals, and management of compost pits, comfort rooms, and Material Recovery Facilities (MRF). When rain falls on the mountainous area of Sitio Tagkiling, solid wastes could be carried along the surface runoff flowing downstream to the Taguibo River, which is the major water source of BCWD. This is why Solid Waste Management has to be religiously executed.
After one year of implementing the Solid Waste initiative, Sitio Dugyaman of Brgy. Anticala, Butuan City decided to follow what Sitio Tagkiling is doing.
To encourage the residents for a sustainable implementation of the solid waste system, the residents decided to ask for the support of BCWD and make it into a competition to be evaluated monthly. Until today, BCWD continues to ensure that the residents are still deligently implementing the initiative they started as BCWD employees from the Community Relations and External Affairs Division (CREAD) and Production and Distribution Department visit and validate the areas monthly.

After more than two (2) years of implementation, BCWD, during its validation in the area, still continues to see the progress and the diligence of the residents of Sitio Tagkiling and Sitio Dugyaman in maintaining the cleanliness and beautification in their respective areas of the Taguibo Watershed as well as continuing with implementation of the proper Solid Waste Management system.

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Last Update: September 14, 2020