Mayor Belmonte wants QC to harvest rainwater | Inquirer News

Mayor Belmonte wants QC to harvest rainwater

/ 04:01 AM October 30, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — As part of Quezon City’s water conservation measures, Mayor Joy Belmonte has ordered an inventory of all schools and city-owned buildings with a view to fitting them with rainwater harvesting systems and water tanks.

The order mandates the general services department and the city engineering department to record baseline data on water consumption for every office, building and barangay.

Those who will be able to reduce their water consumption each month will receive incentives, Belmonte said.


Conserving water


The mayor said she also planned to ask the City Council to pass a resolution urging business owners to conserve and recycle water and to mandate rainwater harvesting for non-potable use.

Belmonte also directed barangays to fix leaks and illegal connections.

Water concessionaires have committed to provide the city with treated wastewater that can be used to douse fire and water plants in public parks, Belmonte said.

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