The city government of Zamboanga, in partnership with the national government agencies, will establish ground monitoring wells, an official said.
City Planning Officer Engr. Rodrigo Sicat said the local government, the National Water Resources Board, and the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST – PCIEERD) will sign a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the water monitoring project on Friday, May 11.
Under the project, four wells will be established in Calarian, the Sanitary Landfill, Putik, and Tugbungan.
These are real-time ground monitoring stations that will feed information via cellular network and uploaded real-time, Sicat said.
“The Ateneo de Manila University, who is also a partner on this project, will inform us on the volume as well as the quantity of the groundwater at these four monitoring stations,” he added.
Zamboanga is the pilot city in the Philippines for the project.