Through the joint effort of the Sangguniang Barangay of Cabuoan, SANTAMASI IA, and National Irrigation Administration, the two (2) day Clean-up Drive/Desilting Activity of Lateral A Canal of Sta. Maria RIS was held successfully aiming the objective of improving and achieving better irrigation services through unity on Turnout Service Areas (TSAs) 6 and 6A benefitting almost 67 hectares of riceland and 40 IA farmer-beneficiaries.
According to Mr. Ciriaco Reyes, IA Vice President and Water Tender, Lateral A canal was used for only three years equivalent to six (6) cropping seasons and later on became silted and non-operational. Therefore, through this activity it will help improve the smooth flow of irrigation water and its quality and ultimately help the farmers in increase their production yield and income as well. l R.Vergara, SWRFT