THE Embassy of the Czech Republic donated a mobile water treatment plant to provide a safe supply of drinking water to the residents of Sapian town in Panay Island.
The complete automatic system was produced in cooperation with the Czech companies Sweco Hydroproject, G-Servis, and Ekomonitor.
It allows the treatment of non-potable groundwater through a unique technology from the Czech Republic to provide a source for free high-quality drinking water to the local people.
At the unveiling of the project attended by Mayor Arthur John “Ike” Biñas, Czech Embassy Trade Counsellor, Benjamin Ziga, company representatives of Milan Moravec from Sweco Hydroproject, Tomáš Kašpar of Ekomonitor, Jakub Kubálek and Michal Cypris from G-Servis, some of the town’s residents drank water samples directly from the facility.
Biñas expressed his appreciation for the donation saying the previous water source is too far from the town and requires payment.
He added that the project will reduce ecological footprint in the area by eliminating the need for plastic water bottles specifically because Sapian is surrounded by sea bays that provide livelihood.