WATER AND SANITATION An additional three water systems were completed in 2009, bringing to 15 the cumulative total of spring-fed and hand pump systems.  The new water systems are located in the impact barangay of Pola, the putative site of the Project’s processing and refining plant.  Some 2,251 households (with an estimated population of 13,500 individuals) are now benefiting from the Company’s island-wide spring-fed water systems. The unique feature of all the constructed water systems is its total non-reliance on electric power or fuel in storing and distributing water.  This is made possible by capitalizing and harnessing the power of natural gravity in channeling water resources from upland springs down into storage tanks and onward to the distribution points.
Intex Resources Philippines Inc. 2014