Municipality of Solano being the commercial town of the Province of Nueva Vizcaya, electricity plays an important role to sustain the growth and development of the municipality. The demand of electricity gradually increased due to increase in population and several investors going-in to the municipality. Shortage of power means deprivation of development. The power supply in the municipality comes from the National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR) thru Luzon Grid and being distributed by the Nueva Vizcaya Electric Cooperative with main office at Maharlika Highway at Brgy. Gabut, Dupax del Sur.
Table below shows that in urban barangays, there are 6,149 households served by electricity and 6,925 households in rural barangays a total of 13,074 households being served by electricity. However, there are still households in rural barangays that do not have access to electricity with a total number of 433 households.
Table IF-13. Households Served and Unserved by Electricity, Year 2017
|Barangay||Number of Households Served 2017|
Source: Nueva Vizcaya Electric Cooperative
Note: Data served Consumers are those billed consumers for December 2017
One of the basic needs of man is water. Providing potable water to the municipality is one of the biggest challenges and major concern of the municipality. Most of the households of the Municipality are dependent on shallow tube wells thru a pitcher pump or jetmatic pump. But water in the urban area is no longer safe for drinking purposes because it is already contaminated with septic waste. As an alternate source of potable water, some household buy water from water refilling station. The presence of water refilling station in the municipality is to supplement the increasing demand to potable water to the community.
The water supply system of the municipality is being served by the following:
|Type of Water System||No. of HH served||Percentage|
|Spring well, water refilling station and others||4,398||32.86%|