Group eyes firms support on water shed protection
ANGELES CITY — A newly-formed green organization is eyeing the support of various companies in on water stewardship and water shed pr ot ect i on.
The Pampanga Aguman Da Reng Talaingat Danum (PADRTD), headed by businessman Louie Reyes, is set to coordinate with all stakeholders including the corporate its projects to ensure the sufficient water supply for future generat i ons.
The group’s officers stated that they will several companies around the Metro Clark area utilize a big volume of water.
Reyes, a former city councilor here, said that the organization has already applied for a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registration to support the implementation of its projects.
Renato “Abong” Tayag Jr, an environmentalist and members of the PADRTD, has underscored the need to reforest Barangay Sapang Bato and other adjacent upland villages which serves as watershed of the city and other nearby places including Mabalacat City.
Paolo Pagaduan, project manager of the World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines (WWF), recently met with officers and members of the PADRTD and discussed several principles regarding water stewardship and environment project implementation.
“We call the program water stewardship, primarily this is for getting support from corporates. Obviously, we need resources to move and do what we want to do,” Pagaduan said.
The organization is set to implement a hydraulic ram pump project which will serve as irrigation for tree seedlings that will be planted at the Sapang Bato area.
Reyes said the ram pump will not not use energy and will rely on gr avi t y.
With the ram pump, water from a spring or stream in a valley can be pumped to a village or irrigation scheme on the hillside.
Wherever a fall of water can be obtained, the ram pump can be used as a comparatively cheap, simple, and reliable means of raising water to considerable hei ght s.
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