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Groundwater Development Activities

Geo-resistivity survey at Island Garden City of Samal

Groundwater Development Activities for the last quarter of 2011 consist of three (3) Electric Resistivity Surveys to evaluate possible drilling sites for barangay water systems. Two of the projects are located in IGACOS and another project is located in Panabo City.

The Electrical Resistivity Survey in IGACOS was conducted on October 18-20, 2011 in Barangay Pangubatan and November 28 to December 01, 2011 in Barangay Camudmud. Survey results in Barangay Pangubatan show a high probability for aquifer presence in the two test sites.

The site in Purok 01 which has a higher elevation is more favorable to be a drilling site since the other site located in Purok 02 is near the public cemetery. The potential drilling site in Barangay Camudmud is also favorable but the site is near an existing pump site. Close vicinity between drilling sites can affect the water levels of each other during normal pumping operations.

On the other hand, the project located in Brgy. Kasilak in Panabo City was surveyed last November 9-11, 2011. Recommended drilling site is the school area wherein survey test results show sufficient depth to a potential aquifer which can minimize contamination. Water quality tests also have favorable results but it is highly recommended that additional tests should be done after well development.

These survey projects were conducted by DIDP and the LGU personnel from the Engineering and Planning offices. New personnel from the LGU participated in the surveys besides the LGREP trained counterparts as part of the expansion of the technical transfer. This survey training includes the operation of the resistivity meter and processing of field data using several computer softwares.

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