Around 2,080 individuals from 694 households in Brgy. Lawa and Brgy. San Pascual in Obando, Bulacan are now benefitting from water service connections subsidized by Manila Water Foundation (MWF) in partnership with Obando Water Company.
On August 22, many of the recipients happily attended the turnover ceremony and were joined by Obando Mayor Edwin Santos; Vice Mayor Arvin Dela Cruz; Councilor Felipe Dela Cruz, Chairman Danilo Roxas of Barangay San Pascual; Secretary Sheila Agravante of Barangay Lawa; Construction Foreman Aurora Valero of Obando Water District; Technical Operations Manager Allan Aquino and Business Operations Manager Arra Patricio from Obando Water Company.
Working Together: Officials from Manila Water Foundation (MWF), Local Government of Obando, Bulacan, Obando Water Company and Obando Water District do the ceremonial opening of the faucets that officially marks the turnover of the water service connections under the Ahon Tubig program of MWF.
The Php 2.28M project is under the Foundation’s Ahon Tubig program which aims to provide clean and potable water to low-income communities through pipelaying along the alleys up to their individual homes. MWF shouldered 55% of the water service connection fees for 694 households in Barangays Lawa and San Pascual.
According to Ahon Tubig recipient Carmela De Guia from Brgy. Lawa, “Dati, minsan lang magkatulo (ng tubig), burak pa po yon. Nung ikinabit na po yung metro, maganda na po ang daloy ng tulo. Malaki po ang kaginhawaan kung ikumpara mo nung mga nakaraang taon.” [Before, water flow was inconsistent, and water was even muddy. When the water meters were installed, the water flow greatly improved. It is so convenient for us now, compared to years ago.]
Carmela De Guia happily shows-off her Ahon Tubig certificate