Oltama Elementary School gets steady water supply after 59 years

By: Arlene Ching

URDANETA CITY, PANGASINAN - Smelly toilets, withering plants, and lack of drinking water - these are only some of the difficulties that students and teachers of Oltama Elementary School had faced when they were short of running water.

The absence of funding, among others, delayed this basic need of students to nearly six decades. The wait was too long compared to the two months needed to have a water line in the school installed in May 2016.

While the school was established in 1957, the school’s primary source of water was a deep well that was later installed in 2009. However, the well yielded water only during the rainy season when water levels are high.

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