January 22, 2006

INWD recognized for school children support

In recognition of its invaluable support to the community with the launching of the “Potable Water for School Children” project, which ensures the health and sanitation of elementary school pupils in the province, the Ilocos Norte Water District (INWD) was given a special award by the Philippine Association of Water Districts Inc. (PAWDI).

The award, a plaque of appreciation, was given on January 19 during the 27th PAWDI National Convention at the Sarabia Manor Hotel in Iloilo City.

The “Potable Water” project of INWD is the putting up of potable water supplies to various schools in the province and which was started last year. Schools that do not have potable water supply only need to request to the water utility for them to be given a free connection.

INWD initiated the said project in Balatong Elementary School and Darayday Elementary School in Laoag City, Suba Elementary School in Paoay, and in Solsona Elementary School.

According to INWD General Manager John Teodoro, they would continue with this project as long as there would be schools requesting for it.

Teodoro divulged that this project was a brainchild of INWD Board of Directors Chairman Emeric Asuncion, who is a representative under the education sector. Teodoro added that this was Asuncion’s way of helping school children to have access to potable water in their respective schools.

Next in line for the project are the Cabeza Elementary School in Laoag and Pasiocan Elementary School in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte.

Teodoro also took the opportunity to thank PAWDI for recognizing INWD’s efforts to help the community, specifically the school children of the province.

Dominic B. dela Cruz

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