SP approves water lab analysis in Butuan
BUTUAN CITY — The Sangguniang Panlungsod of Butuan, in its regular session on February 3, 2015, passed a resolution recommending that the laboratory analysis of the potability of water provided by the local drinking water stations be done only in the city.
In a resolution principally authored by Councilor Virgilio G. Nery Jr., the SP recommended that the City Health Office (CHO) will facilitate the laboratory analysis within the city rather than travel outside, particularly to a DOH accredited facility in San Francisco, Agusan del Sur, to procure a certification of water potability.In an interview, Dr. Nery clarified that the city has its own DOH accredited laboratory located at the Butuan City Water District (BCWD).
Further, Nery explained that local drinking water operators incur additional expenses when the physical and laboratory tests of water samples are done outside the city.
The resolution said that the conduct of the water potability testing in Butuan City is more convenient for drinking water operators with less cost. (Ma. Lourdes P. Apego, Radyo ng Bayan Butuan/PIA-Agusan del Norte)