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.
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)