La Mesa Watershed

Quezon City, Manila

The La Mesa Watershed and Eco-Park consists of the La Mesa Dam and an ecological nature reserve site in Quezon City commissioned in 1929 in the Philippines. It is part of the Angat-Ipo-La Mesa water system, which supplies most of the water supply of Metro Manila.

The La Mesa Dam is an earth dam whose reservoir can hold up to 50.5 million cubic meters and occupying an area of 27 squ ...

are kilometers.

The water collected in the reservoir is treated on-site by the Maynilad Water Services, and at the Balara Treatment Plant further south by the Manila Water. Both water companies are private concessionaires awarded by the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System, the government agency in charge of water supply.

It is a vital link to the water requirements of 12 million residents of Metro Manila considering that 1.5 million liters of water pass through this reservoir everyday. It is also the last forest of its size in the metropolis.

La Mesa Watershed and Eco Park News

  • A Drongo Ashy

    A Drongo Ashy

    News about an Ashy Drongo seen at the La Mesa Ecopark spread throughout the birding community. This was the migrant subspecies salangensis which differs from the one seen in Palawan by its white face and grayer plumage. Although not a lifer for us - we've seen one in February 2015 near the main library building at U.P. Diliman (see my blog on that) - we still wanted to go find this one, hopefully to get better photos.

  • Corporate Citizens Bond With Mother Nature

    Corporate Citizens Bond With Mother Nature

    It was a wintry, cloudy morning, with a hint of drizzle, when forty (40) employees of United Pulp and Paper Co. Inc. in Packaging Business, SCG (UUPC) and partners namely, Multipack Container Corporation, Sunpack Container Corporation, Valenzuela Packaging Corporation, and Goodyear Container Corporation braved the slippery mud and crossed several puddles to plant a total of 400 tree seedlings of Maakasim and Malaruhat at the La Mesa Watershed.

    La Mesa Watershed is the only forest left amid polluted Metro Manila. It serves as the main source of clean drinking water of 12 million Metro Manila ...

  • Stolt Nielsen Philippines Helps Protect La Mesa Watershed

    Stolt Nielsen Philippines Helps Protect La Mesa Watershed

    The La Mesa Watershed is the major source of raw water for 12 million residents in Metro Manila. Enrichment planting is continuously done to ensure the preservation of the forest.

    Among the volunteers of tree - planting were the 46 employees of Stolt Nielsen Philippines, Inc. who recently visited the forest.

    According to Lorben Chan, the general manager/ controller of Stolt Tankers BV & Stolt Nielsen Philippines, Inc. (Stolt Nielsen Limited), they opted to do this kind of activity do their share in the preservation of the forest and the sustainability of the reservoir.

    "This is actual ...

  • DepEd Eyes Requiring Yearly Tree Planting For Countrys 25 Million Students

    In response to President Duterte?s call to protect the environment in his 3rd State of the Nation Address (SONA), the Department of Education (DepEd) is mulling over the idea of mobilizing and harnessing 25 million students all over the country to each plant one tree every year in schools, communities and other designated areas, such as watersheds, in line with its Makakalikasan (pro-environment) core value.

    DepEd Undersecretary Alain del Pascua bared the plan in his keynote speech on Thursday last week during the Annual Million Tree Challenge (AMTC) Recognition and Pledging Day organized b ...

  • Manila Water Joins Day Of Trees Celebration

    Manila Water Joins Day Of Trees Celebration

    East Zone water and used water concessionaire Manila Water participated in the recent commemoration of Philippine Arbor Day at the La Mesa Watershed Arboretum Park.

    Led by Undersecretary and Chief of Staff Gen. Rodolfo C. Garcia, Manila Water Sustainability leaders Florante Panganiban and Roman Corpuz joined Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) key officials in the planting of indigenous trees in the reservation area.

    The Day of Trees was hosted by DENR National Capital Region with the theme "Trees for Sustainable Cities."

  • Bantay Kalikasan Declares New Earth Warriors

    Bantay Kalikasan Declares New Earth Warriors

    A total of 78 participants joined the Earth Warrior Training at the La Mesa Ecopark organized by Bantay Kalikasan in partnership with Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission and Sun Life Foundation.

    Mr. Alveno Leones, La Mesa Ecopark Lifeguard, demonstrates the basic first aid during the Earth Warrior Training

    The residents of Marikina City, City Environmental Management Office of Marikina, together with Public Information and Advocacy Division of PRRC, united to participate in the event. The training included basic first aid and water safety training led by Mr. Alven Leones, La Mesa Ecopa ...