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

  • Earth Lady

    Earth Lady

    Caring for the Earth, for Gina Lopez, is the natural expression of her spirituality. She believes that taking care of the environment carries a Divine Energy and it has a massive impact on people's lives.

    An environmentalist who made it her mission to protect the biodiversity in the Philippines, Gina Lopez is the daughter of ABS-CBN's Geny and Chita Lopez. She fled the Philippines in 1972 to avoid political persecution under Marcos and studied in the US, became a yoga master, and a missionary in the poor communities of Africa. She returned to the country in 1986 and was appointed as acting ...

  • Global Sportswear Execs Do Share In Rehabilitating La Mesa Ecopark

    Global Sportswear Execs Do Share In Rehabilitating La Mesa Ecopark

    All roads led to La Mesa Ecopark one fine, sunny day of March as the Primer Group of Cos. and Columbia Sportswear, together with its global executives, brand ambassadors, distributors, social-media influencers and media partners, visited the park in one of its most important programs yet, "Project: Rehabilitate La Mesa Ecopark."

    Columbias partners from all over the world participated in the momentous event of loving planet Earth "at least on this side of the globe" by weeding and preparing the soil, planting of germinants and repainting playgrounds in need of a little tender, loving care.
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  • Wilcon Depot Partners With ABS-CBN In Advocating Environmental Sustainability

    Wilcon Depot Partners With ABS-CBN In Advocating Environmental Sustainability

    Wilcon Depot upholds its commitment to be an advocate for environmental sustainability after conducting a tree-planting activity in La Mesa Nature Reserve in partnership with ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya's environmental arm, Bantay Kalikasan.In line with its commitment to be an advocate for environmental sustainability, Wilcon Depot conducted a tree-planting activity in La Mesa Nature Reserve, in partnership with ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya's environmental arm, Bantay Kalikasan.

    As one of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, the tree-planting activity is part of the "Protect-A- ...

  • JPMorgan Chase And Co. Celebrates Volunteer Month Wth ALKFI

    JPMorgan Chase And Co. Celebrates Volunteer Month Wth ALKFI

    For the second year in a row, global banking giant JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPMC) recently celebrated its Asia Pacific Volunteer Month promoting the firms volunteering culture across the region by giving back to the local communities where it operates.

    With more than 300 of their local staff working together to help in rehabilitation efforts at the La Mesa Ecopark in Quezon City, employee volunteers took part in a variety of activities that included construction of the plant wall garden, sweeping and repainting of the sidewalks, weeding in flower terraces, repainting picnic tables, chairs, gri ...

  • American Express Plants Trees In La Mesa Watershed

    American Express Plants Trees In La Mesa Watershed

    American Express (AMEX), a banking industry for more than a hundred years, partnered with ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundations Bantay Kalikasan. More than 50 employees from their office based in the Philippines planted 400 seedlings of Bignay-Kalabaw trees at the La Mesa Watersheds Forest.

    Philip John Panes, one of AMEXs Team Leaders shared, "We planted inside the forest and its not easy but its giving back to the community. The fact that we locals planted in a local forest is really excellent."

    Another participant, Velmurugan Panneerselvam, AMEXs Infrastructure Engineer said that his e ...

  • MWSS Chief Cites Need For Sustained Watershed Protection

    Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) Administrator Reynaldo V. Velasco has called on all major stakeholders from both government and private sector to pool their resources and protect the countrys forest cover and the watersheds to ensure water security and sustainable development.

    Velasco said the countrys forest cover within forestland is now only 51.2 percent, or 8.08 million hectares, which means the area has not been forested and that the remaining 48.8 percent comprises of 38.6-percent (6.10 million hectare) forested and 10.2-percent (1.61 million hectare) new forest, a ...