Pagal Elementary School Water Tank Project – Philippines

Sitio Pagal, Barangay Shilan, La Trinidad Municipality, Benguet Province, Philippines

Community Description
Pagal is one of the sitios of Barangay Shilan of the municipality of La Trinidad. It is a remote village with a total population of 527, based on the 2010 census. People in the area depend on farming for their livelihood.

Agricultural produce, mainly vegetables and flowers, are transported and sold at the town center, which is about an hour’s ride away. Sitio Pagal is accessible by public utility jeepneys.

Except for the presence of a daycare center and an elementary school, there are no other government institutions in the area. For basic social services, people go to the barangay proper where a health center is located, or they go to the town center where the municipal government offices are located.

Access to water is a major problem for people in Pagal. The Pagal Elementary School (serving grades 1 through 6) and Day Care Center, both located in one area, do not have any connection to a water source. School children fetch water from their houses to bring to school. However, there are instances when there is no water to fetch, as the water is used for the farms. In those cases, the children have to go a further distance to find water for school use.

Project Description
This project is to provide a water tank for Pagal Elementary School and Day Care Center.

A 10-drum plastic water tank will be purchased, installed, and connected to the water source, a spring in the mountain, through a water hose. The water can be used without treatment for domestic purposes, such as cooking and cleaning.

A base will be built approximately 8-10 feet off the ground. The supplier will deliver the tank to the site, and workers will mount it on the stand and connect the piping.

The community will provide the labor to weld and fabricate the stand needed for the water tank. Water Charity funds will pay for the water tank and its installation, as well as materials, including steel bars, cement, gravel, and sand.

The cost of the water hose (about 900 meters long) will be provided by the local government.

Project Impact
This project will benefit the 90 school children, teachers and staff of the school.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Steven Klimberg

The project will be a great relief for the school children who will no longer be walking great distances to fetch water for the school’s daily water requirements.

Steven previously completed the La Trinidad National High School Water Tank Project – Philippines and the Lubas Elementary School Bathroom Project – Philippines.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date


Donations of any amount will be appreciated. The full amount will give you “naming rights”, if that is something you would like.

Any contributions in excess of the Dollar Amount of the Project will be allocated to other projects directed by this PCV and/or projects of other PCVs in this country.

Dollar Amount Needed

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.