Butuan City WD joins PAWD in A Pre-Kick Off Anniversary Project

Butuan City Water District (BCWD) has joined the Philippine Association of Water Districts’ (PAWD) preparation for a Grand Launching on August 31, 2023 of the PAWD Annual Celebration of its foundation every 31st of August.

On August 31, 2022, a pre-kick off anniversary project which is a clean-up drive and bamboo planting activity dubbed as “A simple touch to our river” will be held on August 31, 2022 at Lakha Spring, Brgy. Calpi, Bulan, Sorsogon. This will be a synchronized act of giving back to environment by the PAWD and its member-water districts.

On its part, BCWD has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Agusan Del Norte Electric Cooperative (ANECO) on August 24, 2022 for a one (1) hectare Adopt-A-Forest project in Taguibo River Watershed Forest Reserve (TRWFR). This is the 3rd time that BCWD and ANECO partnered in the reforestation project of BCWD in TRWFR.

Thus, the officials and employees of both the BCWD and ANECO conducted a tree planting activity in the TRWFR on August 26, 2022. Seedlings planted include endemic species such as Narra and Tugas and fruit bearing trees like Rambutan and Lanzones.


Adopt-A-Forest Project is a 3-year tree planting and “parenting” project undertaken by BCWD which will serve as a model project for those individuals, institutions and organizations that would like to conduct tree planting activity and/or just donate or provide funds for one hectare or more hectares to be reforested in TRWFR. It will take Php75,000.00 to reforest one hectare of the TRWFR, however, donors can opt to donate Php30,000.00 per hectare and BCWD will provide the additional fund to complete the Php75,000.00 requirement.

BCWD has been a part of PAWD since 1974. PAWD (pronounced as pa-wad), on one hand, is the umbrella organization of all duly organized water districts (WDs) in the Philippines. A few pioneer water districts including those established in the cities of Cagayan de Oro, Bacolod, Marawi, San Pablo, Davao and Cebu founded it on August 31, 1974.

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Last Update: August 31, 2022