Manila Water Expansion
The Angat River is the largest and most important souce of water for our region. Originating from the Sierra Madre mountains, this river is the major source of freshwater for our region, and for surrounding areas as well. from 1964 to 1967, a facility was constructed to better make use of this natural water source.
This gravity concrete dam was completed in 1984. Located about 7.5 kilometers downstream from the Angat Dam and Reservoir, Ipo Dam diverts the water to the Novaliches Portal and the La Mesa Dam through three intake sources, going down to three connecting tunnels, and further into five aqueducts. The Dam can store around 7.5 million MLD.
Located in Novaliches, Quezon City, this facility and its grounds is famous among bikers for its natural beauty and terrain, and is a common site for environmental programs and activities. Operational since 1929, this houses the reservoir where our emergency water source is stored. Water from the Novaliches Portal is conveyed through three open channels, namely La Mesa Treatment Plants 1 and 2, as well as the Balara Treatment Plant. The rest is stored in the LA Mesa Dam.