The World Water Day is celebrated every March 22nd of each year. It is a reminder of the importance of water and the urgent need for conservation efforts to ensure a sustainable future for our planet. As this year’s theme “Accelerating change”, it is all about accelerating change to solve the water and sanitation crisis. Dysfunction throughout the water cycle undermines progress on all major global issues, from health to hunger, gender equality to jobs, education to industry, and disasters to peace.

            Spearheaded by the General Manager, Kathleen Maria Balbin-Tawantawan, the Metro Bangued Water District celebrated the World Water Day thru a Clean Up Drive at Lusuac Peñarrubia, specifically at the water source surroundings. The activity was initiated to bring about a sense of community and responsibility to keep the reservoir and the common areas safe and clean in line with the MBWD mission to provide adequate, safe and potable water supply including effective sanitation service contributing to the improvement of the quality of life of the residents of Bangued and its neighboring towns. 

The clean-up drive commenced at 8:00 in the morning of March 24, 2023. The participants started cleaning the surroundings of the water source by pulling out the weeds, others sweep dried leaves on the ground and the rest gathered the thrash that was piled up. Women employees were dominant that day and were willing to do their share in order to make the activity worthwhile and meaningful. All the employees contributed to the success of the activity. It can be tiring, but they were really enthusiastic and eager to give their share on the task. At the end of the day, the protected area was free from weeds, dried leaves and trash.

The clean-up activity ended well and it was another accomplishment for the MBWD family as a whole.