Mencias says there will be water for re-regulating pond

December 9, 2010 at 4:50 pm Leave a comment


By Brando Cortez

ROSALES-The project manager of the National Irrigation Administration-Agno River Integrated Irrigation Project (NIA-ARIIP) said that there will be water for the farms when the re-regulating pond is completed.

Engr. Reynaldo Mencias, NIA-ARIIP Project Manager, hosted the visit of Department of Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala at the San Roque Dam where the re-regulating pond is being constructed.

The Agno River Integrated Irrigation Project seeks to provide year-round irrigation to at least 18 towns in Pangasinan

The re-regulating pond is the irrigation component of the San Roque Multipurpose Project.

Mencias said that the farmers should not fear that water will not be available for irrigation when the re-regulating pond is completed.

He said that water will be released by the San Roque Dam management to the re-regulating pond.

“Magkakatubig po ang re-regulating pond,” Mencias said. “At ang tubig ay magmumula sa irrigation peak releases San Roque Dam.”

“Nag-uusap naman po ang management ng San Roque Dam at ang NIA-ARIIP sa water releases para sa irrigation,” Mencias added. “Kahit hindi pa tapos ang re-regulating pond, meron na po kaming constant communication channels para mabigyan ng patubig ang mga palayan.”

The NIA-ARIIP has also submitted to Sec. Alcala a proposal to fund the repair and rehabilitation of the Lower Agno Irrigation System (LARIS).

The present Agno River Integrated Irrigation Project cover the Agno River Irrigation System (ARIS) and the Ambayaoan-Dipalo Irrigation System (ADRIS).

The ARIS services the irrigation needs of farmers in San Manuel, Asingan, Villasis, Urdaneta, Binalonan, Laoac, Manaoag, Mangaldan, Calasiao, Sta. Barbara, Malasiqui and Mapandan.

The ADRIS serves the towns of Natividad, San Nicolas, San Quintin, Sta. maria, Tayug and Balungao.

Mencias explained that the LARIS was dropped from the ARIIP by the funding agency.

“The ARIS has a service area of 26,850 hectares which benefits farmers in 12 municiplities,” Mencias said. “The ADRIS, on the other hand serves irrigation to 7,600 hectares in 6 municipalities in eastern Pangasinan.”

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