RESIDENTS of the St. Raymund, San Martin de Porres buildings and the Fathers Residence will enjoy better water supply this school year.

According to Vice Rector for Finance Fr. Roberto Pinto, O.P., overhead tanks will be installed to give adequate water supply to the three areas.

Previously, the water supply of the three buildings came from cistern tanks underground. However, Fr. Pinto said that the water supply provided by National Water, and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA) is insufficient.

This translates to low pressure that disables the cistern tanks from inducing water up to the faucets.

St. Raymund and San Martin de Porres are two of the most congested buildings in the campus. The former houses the Faculty of Arts and Letters and the College of Commerce while the latter houses the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, the College of Nursing and the College of Rehabilitation Science.

By installing overhead tanks, the pressure needed to pump water to the buildings will be lessened because water will be induced to the faucets by gravity.

Another summer construction is the improvement of the road pavement along Quezon Drive.

An open drainage, the same type found in the Thomas Aquinas Research Complex area, will also be constructed.

On the other hand, the University is also improving its fire-fighting capabilities.

Dry-type fire hydrants will be installed in accessible areas inside the Main, Benavides, St. Martin de Porres, and Roque Ruaño buildings.

Fr. Pinto said that the proposed capital expenditures needed for the renovations have already been submitted to the accounting department. But these are not yet final, as further construction plans will be implemented during this summer vacation. With a report from Marie Carisa U. Ordinario

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