Boracay Water’s env’t advocacy gains more support
Boracay Water’s Amot Amot Para sa Malimpyong Boracay (Toka Toka Para Sa Malinis na Boracay)– an advocacy on proper management of wastewater in every household or establishment as an important share in sustaining the pristine waters and beaches of the Island of Boracay– celebrated its first year by tapping more stakeholders to support the program.
Boracay Water brought Amot Amot to Sitio Ambulong in Barangay Manocmanoc to urge collaboration with its community members.
Representatives from the company shared to the community the importance of proper solid waste segregation and disposal, the significance of responsible and appropriate used water management, and the threats and dangers imposed by the lack of proper used water treatment to the environment as well as to their health.
To date, only less than 20 percent of households in Sitio Ambulong are connected to the sewer system of Boracay Water.
Through this effort, Boracay Water hopes to encourage more customers to do their share in ensuring the sustainability of the Island by applying for individual sewer connection.
Amot Amot is the first environmental movement that puts forward the importance of proper used water management in ensuring and protecting the coastal resources of Boracay Island and, in effect, sustaining its tourism industry.
By its colloquial tag, the movement aims to instigate and strengthen cooperative volunteerism across different sectors of stakeholders through information, education and communication (IEC) efforts and on-ground project fulfilment.
Since its launch in 2016, Boracay Water’s Amot Amot sa Malimpyong Boracay has received the commitment of over 310 stakeholders from public and private organizations.