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

  • 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 ...

  • Resorts World Manila Is Off To A Green Start

    Resorts World Manila (RWM) employees are walking the environmental talk through the companys Live and Love Green (LLG) program. Now on its fourth year, the employees enthusiasm for its monthly recycling program is stronger than ever, with RWM on track to exceed the annual target.

    Employee-volunteers closed out the third quarter of the year with a total of 15.3 tons of recyclable materials collected, out of its 18-ton goal for 2017.

    The collected recyclables, which would have otherwise gone to a landfill, are donated to the Tzu Chi Foundation Philippines. The foundation processes the mate ...

  • Bantay Kalikasan Volunteers Plant 2,000 trees At The La Mesa Watershed

    Bantay Kalikasan Volunteers Plant 2,000 trees At The La Mesa Watershed

    Two hundred and thirty six volunteers planted a total of 2,000 trees during the first ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation-Bantay Kalikasans tree planting activity at the La Mesa Watershed.

    One of the volunteers who joined was Ricardo Santos, a 70 year old Rotarian from Commonwealth. He said that being a resident of Quezon City, he is one of those who will directly benefit from the trees they planted.

    Santos said, Bilang residents of Quezon City, we will be some of the direct beneficiaries nitong mga tinatanim naming puno. (As residents of Quezon City, we will be some of the direct benef ...

  • Concentrix PH Sparks Green Initiative With Tree Planting Event

    Concentrix PH Sparks Green Initiative With Tree Planting Event

    Pushing for environmental concern as one of its core CSR initiatives, leading BPO company Concentrix Philippines traveled to the La Mesa Nature Reserve in Quezon City for its first ever tree-planting activity.

    Concentrix volunteers from different Metro Manila sites gathered for half a day filled with trekking, tree-planting and team-building. The Concentrix employees, assisted by the La Mesa Park staff, successfully bedded out 400 plants by lunchtime.

    The tree-planting activity is just one of the major projects under Concentrix Philippines? Go Green Initiative. Since the program launched ...