SWIS brings visible happiness

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 6 has recently inaugurated the third newly established Small Water Impounding System (SWIS) in Negros Occidental on October 20, 2022.

Located at So. Cayamuni, Brgy. Camindangan in Sipalay City, Negros Occidental the activity was attended by DENR 6 Assistant Regional Director for Special Concerns Ivene “Bong” Reyes, and CENRO Wilfredo Canto of CENRO Kabankalan City.

This project will benefit the communities of Brgy. Camindangan and members of Camindangan Planters and Farm Workers Association (CAPFWA), a People’s Organization (PO) involved in the successful implementation of the Enhanced National Greening Program (ENGP).

As a closing message, PO Chairman and Barangay Kagawad Richard Vallota said Camindangan was very privilege and grateful to be chosen as one of the recipients of SWIS project in Negros Occidental.

SWIS is a water storage consisting of an earth embankment spillway outlet, where the water is being sourced out from the nearest spring or any body of water where can be tapped, so as to be used for the watering of the existing established plantations under ENGP and for domestic needs of the recipient communities.

“We, at the DENR are happy to serve the public especially in our upland communities. Seeing them happy is an imperative for us to continue working towards the greening and cleaning of this community,” said Regional Executive Director Livino B. Duran of DENR Region 6. (DENR 6)