La Mesa Ecopark

La Mesa Watershed and Eco-Park
Location Greater Lagro, Quezon City, Philippines

14°42.9822′N 121°4.344′E / 14.7163700°N 121.072400°E / 14.7163700; 121.072400Coordinates: 14°42.9822′N 121°4.344′E / 14.7163700°N 121.072400°E / 14.7163700; 121.072400

Opening date December 1989
Construction cost 15.2 million pesos (expansion)
Capacity 50.5 million m3

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.[1] 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 square 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.

See also

  • List of parks in Manila


External links

  • Angat-Ipo-La Mesa System from Manila Water Company
  • La Mesa Watershed and Eco-Park at WN

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