EMB: Water quality of Lake Mainit ‘generally good’

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Apr. 15 (PIA) – The Environment and Management Bureau (EMB) Caraga in its latest water quality monitoring study rated the water quality of Lake Mainit as “generally good.”

EMB Caraga regional director Engr. Wilson Trajico revealed recently that based on the Revised Water Usage and Water Quality Criteria, the water quality in Lake Mainit has complied with the standards in 100 percent instances.

Lake Mainit is a key biodiversity area and has a lot of potentials for ecotourism development. Plans are already laid-out to make the area a tourism paradise.

Surigao del Norte Governor Sol Matugas is the over-all chair of the Lake Mainit Development Alliance (LMDA), comprising around eight municipalities and the provinces of Agusan del Norte and Surigao del Norte.

Provincial Tourism Coordinator Arturo Cruje said that the lady governor hopes that the report could provide useful information for a better understanding of the present quality condition of the lake, for appropriate intervention by concerned government agencies.

He said that the water quality parameters include dissolved oxygen, biochemical oxygen, total suspended solids, total dissolved solids, potential for hydrogen, temperature and total fecal coliform organisms.

There were 96 samples collected from 16 monitoring stations for the entirety of the inspection period, Cruje added. (SDR/John Glenn A. Platil, PIC-Surigao del Norte/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

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