As part of promoting safe water, sanitation and hygiene by providing community-based water system to barangays with limited access, Mahintana with the support of Dolefil and technical expertise of EcoAgri Development Foundation Inc. and policy support and manpower of the Maguindanaoan Development Foundation Inc. has formally turned over the community-based ram pump water system to Brgy. Polomolok, Columbio at Polomolok Elementary School, Columbio Sultan Kudarat on February 28, 2018. The event was attended by Dolefil represented by Mr. Bobby Valdez, Agri-Operations Superintendent and Mr. Sonny Esclamada, Community and Cooperative Depot. Supervisor; Eco-Agri Development Foundation Inc. represented by Mr. Dante Escarmoso, Program Manager; Maguindanao an Development Foundation Inc. represented by Mr. Dausay Daulog, Executive Director. SB Samirh Musali representative of Municipal Mayor Hon. Amirh Mangilin Musali, Chief of Staff Ms. Soraina Olama representative of the 1st District Representative of Sultan Kudarat Hon. Datu Suharto T. Mangudadatu, Al Haj and Barangay Captain Abdul Karim also graced the occasion together with representatives from tripartite partners and other key stakeholders.
The first part of the program were the messages of support from project sponsors followed the ceremonial washing of hands at one of the tap stands and ceremonial turnover of tools to the local ram pump technicians.
The ram pump construction and water tanks rehabilitation was completed in a duration of 6 months. One (1) spring box, Two (2) ram pumps and drive pipes, two (2) 2 catchment tanks, diversion pipelines, delivery and distribution pipelines and 11 communal tap stands were constructed and 2 existing water tanks were rehabilitated. The community-based ram pump supplies at least 4.5 liters/minute/unit of or 6,480 liters/day or 64.8 drums per day for 2 reservoirs. This will benefit at least 480 direct beneficiaries (80 households), 1,876 indirect beneficiaries (453 households) of the barangay and one (1) existing school in the community with at least 100 pupils and at least 10 teachers.
For the sustainability, 3 local technicians were trained to maintain the ram pumps.