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SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

In built-up areas, the most pressing environmental concern is the increasing volume of solid waste being generated by the growing number of household and commercial establishments. The per capita waste generation is rising as more Irosinians adopt a consumerist lifestyle and prefer disposable or single-use products and non-biodegradable packaging materials. A waste characterization study in 2002 showed that about 86% by weight of solid waste from households is organic materials, approximately 10% is recyclable and only 4% is residual waste. The study showed that 96% of solid waste from households is recoverable resource and only a small fraction is fit for final disposal.

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Communication Facilities

Irosin has one FM Radio Station the Radyo Natin-FM Station a satellite fed station of the Manila Broadcasting Corporation. A Cable-TV operated by EFG-CATV provides cable connections to household subscribers making available to viewer television programs from various channels both local and foreign. Telecommunication services are also available in Irosin. A local telephone company provides landline connections to residential, commercial and institutional establishments enabling access to local, domestic and international calls. The town is also a host to three cell sites operated by SMART, Globe Telecom and Sun Cellular making cellular phone and wireless Internet as the most effective, affordable and accessible means of telecommunication in the locality. A total continue reading : Communication Facilities

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Transport Facilities

The existing road networks of Irosin provide access to all its rural barangays to the urban center except for Cawayan, a mountain village. The Maharlika Highway is a main road artery linking the municipality to other places in the Philippines. The existing roads are classified into national, provincial, municipal and barangay roads. The national road has a length of 22.155 kilometers stretching from Bolos in the north to Casini in the south and from town center to Mapaso in the east. The provincial road in the municipality includes the Gulang-Gulang to Gabao road, Buenavista to Batang road and Bolos to Guruyan road with a total length of 5.945 kilometers. The continue reading : Transport Facilities

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Electric Power Supply

Electricity in the municipality is distributed to the 28 barangays of the municipality through the Sorsogon Electric Cooperative I (SORECO I), the local electric cooperative servicing the southern part of Sorsogon province. There is a total of 13,667 connections in the municipality as of 2015, of which 12,901 are residential, 441 are commercial, 22 are industrial, 134 are public buildings and 168 are for street lighting. The cost of electricity per kilowatt hour by type of consumer is P 9.61 for residential, P 7.23 for institutional, P 7.07 for industrial and P 7.83 for commercial users. About 82.9% of households of Irosin have electricity in 2013.

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Water Supply

Irosin being located at the foot of the Bulusan Volcano mountain ranges have an abundance of water coming from numerous springs at the mountain slopes moving downstream to the creeks and rivers that converges at the Cadac-an River. The waters are utilized for residential, commercial and agricultural purposes. The volume of water discharges from the different springs supplying potable water to the residents of each barangay differ due to the varying condition of the watershed, water source and the type of water system installed. The total discharge of documented springs both utilized and for future sources was estimated to be 227 liters per second in 2013.

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Irrigation System

In 2007, there are 7 communal irrigation systems in the municipality: Tabon Tabon CIS, Gulang Gulang CIS, Gabao CIS Buenavista CIS, Burabod-S.J. CIS, Caracdacan CIS, and Carriedo CIS. It has a potential area of coverage of 1,191 hectares, which is 44% of the total area of rice lands. But the actual irrigated area is 839 during dry season and 900 during wet season. Water used for irrigation come from the Cadac-an River, Caracdacan River, Gumapia Spring, Tongdol River, Tuba River, Bagsangan Springs, Bulawan Spring, Milabigan Creek , Binurabudan Spring and other irrigation sources located in rural barangays.

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