Thursday, May 17, 2012

National Waterworks And Sewerage Authority Building

Isa ito sa mga mahahalagang ambag sa kasaysayan ng Metro Manila ang National Waterworks And Sewerage Authority Building.

Anu nga ba ang National Waterworks And Sewerage Authority? Anu ang naging ambag nito sa kasaysayan?

Narito ang ilan sa mga sagot, sa mga tanung na iyan.


This building in Manila once housed the National Waterworks And Sewage Authority (NAWASA) and is now a hall of justice.

According to http://en.wikipilipinas.org/,  In 1878, Spanish Philanthropist Francisco Carriedo y Peredo donated funds to laid out in old Manila the first water system in the Philippines. It was called the Carriedo System. The construction of a water system delivered 16 million litters of water per day to 300,000 people. By 1909, the capacity of the system was increased to 92 million liters per day by the addition of pumping facilities and the construction of Wawa Dam. The name of the system evolved from Manila Water Supply System in 1908 to Metropolitan Water District in 1919. During the 1920s, Ipo Dam was created using water resource from the Angat basin. The capacity was increased in 1938 to 200 million liters per day for an urban population of 900,000 people. In 1954, its name was changed to National Waterworks and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA). After 18 years of service the government changed its name to Metropolitan Waterworks Sewerage System (MWSS), by which it is known to this date. From a national agency, the MWSS by virtue of its charter was tasked to control over all waterworks and sewerage system in a service area including the National Capital Region, the entire province of Rizal and part of the Province of Cavite, of a territory of more then 200,00 hectares.

NAWASA Seal


One of the art design in the building.


On before i forgot, this water system was  oldest system in Asia.

15 comments :

  1. Oh, NAwasa pla sya dati. :) Galing ng research. Hehe.

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  2. Yan ba yung nasa may Lawton? Malapit sa LRT? Pansin ko kasi yung 'Bulwagan ng Katarungan' Akala ko korte yan Haha

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  3. @lizzie. thanks

    @mei.. sa may central station ng LRT.
    ooh its a 'Bulwagan ng Katarungan' nga.. its a former building of NAWASA,

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  4. yun oh dami ko nalaman sa mga buildings sa pinas. baka matalo mo na si kuya kit nyan ha! LOL

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  5. Dami sana nating mga "firsts" noh, pero balewala lang dahil di tayo umaasenso. ;( Anyway, salamat sa history lesson! Outstanding work!

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  6. I heard NAWASA from my dad when I was a child. minsan hanggang ngyon un p rin tawag nya. ganun nga ata matatanda, hindi maka getover. haha!

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  7. I used to be around this area for beat reporting! Great photos!

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  8. pag sinabing nawasa unang sumasagi sa utak ko yung tubig na maiinom... hehehe

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  9. Dati kasi...
    wala pang ang Manila Water at Maynilad.
    Pag NAWASA ang pinag-uusapan, Yung ginagamit na tubig... Pwede pang inumin diretso sa gripo. Ay Iyon pala ang lumang building nila.

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  10. Nadadaanan ko ito nung College tapos may station sila malapit sa bahay namin at yeah naalala ko pa yung time na pwedeng uminom ng diretso galing sa gripo, masarap ang tubig noon....

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  11. First time I saw the seal of NAWASA. hehe. Good research!

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  12. I am looking to buy my first home but have noticed a few properties that have slabs or carports built over an easement.Does an easement include all water and sewerage lines and is it legal to build over it?

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  13. Ang galing! :D Ngayon ko lang din nakita 'tong seal ng NAWASA.. :D

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  14. Araw-araw kong nadadaanan yan noong intern pa ako sa Manola Health Department. madami talagang historical structures sa Maynila ano?

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