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LWUA turns 40 today

The Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) marks its 40th anniversary today.

A simple but fitting and meaningful celebration will be held, with Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary and “water czar” Rogelio L. Singson as guest of honor and speaker.

With the theme “Towards the New Decade,” among the highlights of the anniversary will be the gathering and reunion of past board and management officials who have served under previous national administrations from the time of President Ferdinand E. Marcos who signed Presidential Decree No. 198, also known as the Provincial Water Utilities Act of 1973, establishing LWUA 40 years ago.

Current LWUA board and management officials headed by Chairman Rene C. Villa and Administrator Eduardo C. Santos will lead the day-long celebration.

It will also include a tribute and presentation of memorabilia certificates of recognition to pioneering and former LWUA officials, both alive and deceased, presentation of loyalty awards to long-serving agency officials and employees, and audio-visual presentations on the 40th year of LWUA. Santos will deliver the welcome remarks while Villa will make an inspirational speech for the LWUA work force and guests.

Singson is expected to speak on the overall water supply development thrust of the President Aquino administration, including the Salintubig program for the poor, still waterless communities, and the adoption of the flagship Private-Public Partnership scheme in water projects.