January-March 2019: Acquisition of chlorine granules and hyposol

Every day, people around the world drink water. That’s why it is important to assure its quality and made sure that it pass the National Standards for Drinking Water.

Brgy Venus, Sergio Osmena had been consuming water from two spring water lines which is contaminated by coliform bacteria. Microorganisms can be found in raw water from rivers, lakes and groundwater. While not all microorganisms are harmful to human health, there are some that may cause diseases in humans. Pathogens present in water can be transmitted through a drinking water distribution system, causing waterborne disease in those who consume it. In order to combat waterborne diseases, different disinfection methods are used to inactivate pathogens. Along with other water treatment processes such as coagulation, sedimentation, and filtration, chlorination creates water that is safe for public consumption.

Chlorination is one of many methods that can be used to disinfect water. This method was first used over a century ago, and is still used today. It is a chemical disinfection method that uses various types of chlorine or chlorine-containing substances for the oxidation and disinfection of what will be the potable water source. A large amount of research and many studies have been conducted to ensure success in new treatment plants using chlorine as a disinfectant. A leading advantage of chlorination is that it has proven effective against bacteria and viruses.

Early this year, the team requested for chlorine granules to be used for tank cleaning. We also requested for supplies of chlorine solution (Hyposol) for household water disinfection. Fortunately, we have been granted by the Department of Health-Provincial Office, Dipolog City. Last February, we already distributed 100 hyposol to the residents of the barangay. And the chlorine granules will be used for tank cleaning this coming April 2019.

Although chlorination does have some drawbacks, it continues to be the most popular, dependable, and cost-effective method of water disinfection. Thus, still adapting this in our barangay.





We are nine (9) passionate, dedicated and goal-oriented medical students with diverse personalities who came together to achieve one goal. We are an all-scholar group with the intention to serve God and His people. For the next four years in the medical school, we have a vision to help the people in the community to become self-reliant. Through community participation and cooperation, everything can be achieved. We choose to serve the community. We choose to serve Venus. | web counter hits


1 / 10
2 / 10
3 / 10
4 / 10
5 / 10
6 / 10
7 / 10
8 / 10
9 / 10
10 / 10