Dipolog residents warned of possible water scarcity PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 08 November 2011 16:49

DIPOLOG CITY — Dipolog City may experience the scarcity of water supply if climate change continues to worsen.

Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region 9 Information Officer Roservirico Tan issued this warning during the recent 3rd Zamboanga Peninsula Media Summit, held in Dipolog City.

According to Tan, the continuing warming due to climate change causes an increase in evaporation, especially in high altitude areas can result to a fast and immediate heavy downpour of rain, which will ultimately lead to numerous flash floods in the area.

Tan stressed that water is so important in one’s life. 70 percent of which is used in irrigation, 22 percent for manufacturing and energy and 8 percent at the households and establishments for drinking.

Such warning drew immediate positive response from the City Government of Dipolog.

Dipolog City Environment and Natural Resources Officer Wilson Mabilog said his office has already disposed 2,000 seedlings of Mahogany to the City Government of Dipolog.

These were used by the officials and employees of the City Government in their planting activity recently.

The CENRO also proposed for the conduct of coastal clean-up activities in all coastal areas in the city in partnership with the ROTC cadets of Andres Bonifacio College, as well other civic and non-government organizations in the city.