JAGNA – Mayor Fortunato R. Abrenilla set his eyes on the rehabilitation, expansion and potability of water in the town of Jagna. Budget limitations has not hindered him from implementing needed and desired waterworks projects. The Jagna Waterworks System is done with the rehabilitation in the areas of Canjulao, Looc and Can-upao. Stubout system was introduced to make sure that water supply is evenly distributed as well as provides safety for the meter readers.
The JWS included in its plans the tapping of additional water source and is on its first step which is the acquisition of permit to extract from the National Water Resources Board.
New and bigger PVC pipes were installed during the rehabilitation. Funding for the rehabilitation came from the monetary awards received by the town of Jagna for winning for two consecutive years the Seal of Good Housekeeping Award (2011 and 2012), Regional Gawad Pamana ng Lahi Award (2012), P500,000 from Governor Edgar Chatto and other countrywide development fund sources.
To provide water service to barangay Can-upao before their fiesta celebration on April 4-5 , Mayor Abrenilla had to pull some strings considering budgetary constraints. On March 15, 2013 at 5:00 PM finally the very first “buswak sa tubig” from the installed PVC pipes was witnessed by the Barangay Council of Can-upao headed by Barangay Captain Edcel Tutor and the people of Can-upao; Mayor Fortunato R. Abrenilla and Mr. Mer Ebojo, representative of Governor Edgar Chatto cut the ceremonial ribbon and Rev. Fr. Basilio Auxtero blessed the project.
The waterworks system in Can-upao will cater to sitios Lutao and Kandagit where tapping to households will start on March 18. Other sitios not yet to be serviced within their households will be provided jetmatic pumps.