Irrigators’ Association leaders of Aklan River Irrigation System (ARIS) East and West Side, together with NIA personnel held a Mid-Season Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Conference at Aklan-Capiz Irrigation Management Office, Linabuan Sur, Banga, Aklan conducted last August 31, 2021. During the meeting, IA presidents and NIA, represented by Engr. Julieta E. Gallardo, Engineering and Operations Chief, reviewed the dry crop performance and implementation of IAs’ Maintenance plans.
They also settled issues and concerns regarding the schedule of water delivery at East and West Side. IA leaders and NIA agreed to extend the water delivery until September 25, 2021. There will be a temporary cut-off of water delivery from September 26 to October 15, 2021. This will give way for the placement of sluice gate at the intake of ARIS. For the next cropping season (DRY CROP), service will resume on October 16, 2021 until February 28, 2022.