Aboitiz InfraCapital presents ‘Agos ng Kinabukasan Award’ to Metro Lipa Water DistrictAboitizEyes
Metro Lipa Water District (MLWD) was recognized along with 14 other water and environment champions at this year’s World Water Day Awards.
Aboitiz InfraCapital (AIC) conferred the ‘Agos ng Kinabukasan’ Award to MLWD for its commitment to protect the environment and safeguard ground water resources.
“Aboitiz InfraCapital’s ‘Agos ng Kinabukasan Award’ celebrates outstanding individuals, institutions, and projects that advocate for the protection and preservation of water sources and the environment. We wanted to acknowledge Metro Lipa Water District, because like Aboitiz InfraCapital’s water business units, MLWD proactively takes action for sustainable and innovative solutions to environmental problems we are facing today,” said Anna Lu, Aboitiz InfraCapital Water Business Head and Apo Agua Infrastructura, Inc. President.
Considering that groundwater is the only major source of water supply of MLWD, and many households in the entire service area have open bottom septic tanks which can infiltrate and contaminate groundwater, MLWD was determined to take action for the protection of this water source, and put-up a Septage Treatment Plant. MLWD is one of the first water districts to construct its own Septage Treatment Facility for wastewater treatment which minimizes environmental impact and lessens the potential contamination of water discharges to receiving bodies of water.
MLWD General Manager Edgardo Orense graciously accepted the award. “Our team in Metro Lipa Water District would like to express our deepest gratitude to Aboitiz InfraCapital for this prestigious ‘Agos ng Kinabukasan’ Award. We are one with Aboitiz Group’s purpose of driving change for a better world by means of community empowerment,” he said.