Early this morning, we went to visit Manila Water Company, Inc. Office in Balara for a “Lakbayan Tour 2013”, it is an exposure trip they organized for the members of the TFMW. The said activity involves an interactive journey to the sanitary facilities (e.g. wastewater treatment facilities, sewerage treatment plant, septage treatment plant) of Manila Water within Metro Manila.
But, before we tour around to these sanitary facilities, we first head to their Orientation Room to Orient ourselves first what Lakbayan Tour is all about, why is this tour important? What can we get from this? and know more about Manila Water’s current and future Projects, Programs and Activities.
Those trees you’ve seen at side of the Orientation Room represents the people who visited and completed the Journey to the Path of Pat Tubig or the Lakbayan Tour. We were given leaves to write our name on, representing our commitment do our part to save the environment especially our river systems, creeks and waterways.
Talking about Commitment: We have pledge to support the “Toka Toka Para sa Malinis na Ilog” Project of Manila Water.
After the Orientation, We headed to Poblacion Sewage Treatment Plant, this treatment plant is not included in the usual Lakbayan Tour. This is specifically listed in our itineraries because it is our focal project. Here, we learn how our wastewater are being treated before it is disposed in the Pasig River.
Because we are a good audience, we were given a Lakbayan Kit, it is composed of two tumblers with a Commitment Pledge written at the back of its packaging, a pen, notebook, bookmark, fan, and a certificate of appreciation.
It is through the Lakbayan Tour that the TFMW can better appreciate the importance of wastewater treatment in cleaning, preserving and rehabilitating all the country’s waterways. Water is our Life: Save our Water, Save our Life.
And oh Wait!!! Manila Water’s Lakbayan Tour is FREE! If you wish to take a journey in Pat Tubig’s World and have yourselves listed on those Trees. All you have to do is click the photo below and schedule your own trip. 🙂