LWUA’s Buhay KYUT joins BCWD’s Bisita Eskwela

The Local Water Utilities Administration’s (LWUA) Buhay KYUT program joined the Butuan City Water District’s (BCWD) Bisita Eskwela on September 11, 2015 at the Riverside Central Elementary School and Riverside Integrated High School as part of LWUA's 42nd Anniversary celebration. They distributed health and hygiene kits to elementary pupils and high school students.

 

Buhay KYUT stands for Kalusugang Yaman Ugnay sa Tubig. It is a LWUA-conceived program on water conservation, health, hygiene, wastewater management and waste recycling.The program is being implemented by the agency through its Public Affairs Department in cooperation with identified water districts, the Department of Health (DOH), the Department of Education (DepEd), Local Government Units (LGUs), and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

 

The program has the following objectives:

 

  1. Inculcate among the members of the family the virtue of observing water conservation at home;
  2. Inculcate among children the habit of hand washing before and after eating and after using the toilet;
  3. Inculcate among mothers the habit of hand and food washing before cooking;
  4. Inculcate among the members of the family the value of house cleanliness and proper waste disposal; and
  5. Inculcate among the members of the family the benefits of waste recycling as a means to earn income for the family.

 

On the other hand, Bisita Eskwela is a quarterly activity of BCWD to visit elementary and secondary schools within Butuan City. The activity teaches elementary pupils and high school students how BCWD operates, how water is brought to taps, how to read water bills, how to conserve water, how to detect leaks, and how to care for the watershed and environment. It is part of the agency’s Water Education Advocacy Program (WEAP) aimed at educating the youth the importance of water being the future stewards of this finite resource.

Last Update: September 28, 2015