New Rainfall Collection System Allows Schools in Leyte to Reuse Water

As part of DPWH's initiative to address climate change.

(SPOT.ph) As part of its climate change adaptation strategy to address water supply shortage, the Department of Public Works and Highways announced on August 17 that new rainwater collection systems have been installed in 16 schools in Southern Leyte. This allows the schools to make use of the water collected from rainfall.

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) allocated an amount of P3.4 million to construct and install the new rainwater collection systems in Southern Leyte's public schools. These systems "can harvest rainwater from the roof, groundwater catchment, and multipurpose pavements," which can be stored in water tanks that can hold 4,000 liters. The rainwater will then be distributed to toilets, bathrooms, and other school facilities through the pipes and faucets attached to the water-collecting.

The DPWH has previously installed rainwater collection systems in schools around the country, including those in Cagayan de Oro, Nueva Vizcaya, and Aklan.

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