The City of San Fernando Water District (CSFWD), in partnership with PrimeWater Infrastructure, Corp. (PWIC), held three (3) important events during the month of March 2022.
CSFWD 45th Anniversary
The 45th Anniversary of the CSFWD was held last March 7, 2022 in celebration of its valuable accomplishments and contributions to it constituents. The event started with a Thanksgiving Mass at RCASF, Arzobispado De Pampanga, San Jose, City of San Fernando, Pampanga as officiated by Archbishop Emeritus Paciano B. Aniceto.
During the program proper, Mr. Jorge Gumba, CSFWD General Manager (GM), lauded the district and its partner agencies and individuals for achieving their goals despite of the many challenges encountered in the past. The opening remarks of GM Gumba was subsequently followed by the inspirational messages of the Board of Directors,namely: Engr. Ferdinand Z. Caylao, Dir. Sonia Soto, Dir. BeneritoAldana, Dir. Jose Tulio, and Dir. Lourdes Javier.
One of the highlights of the program is the corporate audio-visual presentation which covered the following topics:
- challenges encountered by the CSFWD and its recovery,
- proper regulation of water sources,
- imposition of production assessment,
- expansion, rehabilitation and other development projects,
- gender and development (GAD) activities; and
- water conservation program
Different institutions and individuals who have supported and contributed leading to the realization of the vision and mission of the CSFWD were recognized by awarding plaques of appreciation handed by GM Gumba and the Board of Directors.
A few of the awardees came from the Local Government of the City of San Fernando (P) headed by the Honorable Mayor Edwin Santiago, who also received a plaque of appreciation together with Honorable Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin for their invaluable support and their contribution to the district.
Employees from the PWIC as the CSFWD partner agency,were also recognized by granting Best FrontlinerAwards and Water Warrior Awardsfor having demonstrated extraordinary services and/or exemplary ethical behaviour and dedication in their roles during this time of COVID-19 crisis.
As part of the CSFWD’s continuous support towards gender equality in the celebration of Women’s Month, a Certificate of Commitment was presented to Del Rosario Integrated School as this year’s most deserving school beneficiary of toilet block with handwashing facility to provide access to safe water and hygiene management of pupils, students, teachers and staff.
World Water Day
World Water Day has been celebrated annually on the 22nd of March to focus and raise awareness on the importance of water and the ways on how to preserve it.
In line with this, the CSFWD and PrimeWater Infrastructure San Fernando commemorated the event by hosting a small program to highlight this year’s theme, “Groundwater: Making the Invisible, Visible” which includes the distribution of the collateral materials such as ecobags and water tumblers to their concessionaires and employees at the Commercial Department located at the CSFWD-PrimeWaterMain Office.
Indeed, each and every effort made to conserve water can bring a big change to all of us.