Villar bats for small water impounding projects

BAYAMBANG—Sen. Cynthia Villar wants more Small Water Impounding Projects (SWIP) to address the scarcity of water during the dry spell brought by the El Niño phenomenon that destroys farm crops.

Villar cited a study that only four percent of the total rainfall is saved for use during the onslaught of El Niño.

“We need to construct many SWIP so that when there is heavy rainfall that results in flooding, the water can be saved,” she said adding that“ the water in SWIP can also be used to raise fish for aquaculture while waiting for its use for irrigation purpose by pumping it out to reach farmlands. (PhilStar Wire Service)

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