Historical marker of 98-year-old Aguas Potables De Malolos unveiled

The provincial government of Bulacan, through the Provincial Historical Arts and Culture Tourism Office (PHACTO) and with the support of the City of Malolos government and the Bulacan Sustainable Heritage Imbibing Nationalism through Edu-tourism (SHINE) project, unveiled the historical marker of the 98-year-old Aguas Potables De Malolos on Thursday, September 9.

(From left) Governor Daniel R. Fernando, Provincial History, Arts, Culture and Tourism Office Head Dr. Eliseo Dela Cruz, Bulacan State University Chancellor Dr. Romeo Inasoria, Engr. Menimel Leonardo of City of Malolos Water District, City of Malolos Mayor Gilbert Gatchalian, and Jose Roly Marcelino of the City of Malolos Tourism Office unveil the heritage marker on Aguas Potables in the City of Malolos, Bulacan on Thursday, September 9, 2021. (PPAO)

Governor Daniel R. Fernando led the unveiling of the historical marker with Malolos City Mayor Gilbert "Bebong" Gatchalian, PHACTO head Dr. Eliseo Dela Cruz, Dr. Romeo Inasoria, Bulacan State University Chancellor, and Engr. Menimel Leonardo of Malolos City Water District.

The Aguas Potables De Malolos is the storage of clean potable water constructed in accordance with the cleanliness policy and public health of the colonial government of America.

The water storage, which is 80 feet in height, was inaugurated by the Malolos Municipal Council on March 28, 1923.

It was named Mariano S. Tengco Waterworks in commemoration of the former mayor and was recognized as the "Historic town center of Malolos" as declared by the National Historic Landmark of the National Historical Institute in 2001. (Freddie C. Velez)