Electricity and Water Combined for a Cause: World Water Day Celebration

Carigara, Leyte - Electricity and water make for a deadly combination, a one-two punch so to speak, that can knock the lights out of one’s existence.  But when Leyte III Electric Cooperative, Inc. (LEYECO III) joined with Metro Carigara Water District (MCWD), it was anything but deadly. Rather, it turned into a potent celebration of life through caring and proper use or re-use of water.

With MCWD spearheading the celebration of the World Water Day on March 21, 2017, LEYECO III whole-heartedly joined the World Water Day caravan, together with other organizations, including schools, LGU’s personnel, PNP Carigara, Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP).

This annual celebration is all about taking actions on water issues. This year’s theme, “Why Waste Water?” focused on reducing and reusing wastewater in recognition of the ever increasing wastewater from our homes, cites and other areas that going back to our mother earth without being treated or reused.  

The celebration aimed to address such issue with an “Adopt-A-Tree” Water Stewardship Program (a Tree Planting and Hiking for Water Program). The MCWD prepared marcotted and grafted plants ready for planting.  Those who joined the caravan volunteered and actively took part in the Adopt-A-Tree Program.

GM Laniba of LEYECO III judging the mural artworks of diff. participating schools

GM Laniba of LEYECO III planting tree

Leyeco III planted 25 trees around the Settling Basin of the MCWD, a location where the water was processed before being transmitted to the homes.

“Even though ang kuryente at tubig pag pinagsama ay nakakamatay, we LEYECO III will  support the MCWD for the preservation of safe water for the next generations to come. “ said LEYECO III General Manager Allan Laniba

Other activities held during the celebration were Tugsayawit, Feature-Writing Contest, and Mural Painting Contest. GM Allan Laniba served as a judge in the Mural Painting Contest. The successful celebration ended with a Pledge to Protect the Earth and Water so that all humanity will proactively care for greener earth.