Tuba Mayor Ignacio Rivera on May 29 received a water analysis equipment worth P500,000 from Philex Mining Corporation.
The water analyis equipment will aid the municipal government in monitoring the water quality in Tuba.
Tuba Municipal Health Officer Lorigrace Austria said the new apparatus will also help prevent acute gastroenterities and diarrhea.
“It is a very essential equipment to monitor the quality of water in our municipality and protect the health of our people,” Austria noted. “We know for a fact that water quality changes, especially now with climate change. By conducting regular monitoring, we will be able to come up with measures to prevent the occurrence of acute gastroenteritis or diarrhea,” Austria said.
Rivera lauded Philex for the donation.
“We are very thankful to Philex Mines. With this equipment, we will be able to monitor the quality of water in our barangays and ensure a safe drinking water for our constituents,” he said.