Koror, Palau—As part of its 4th Anniversary, the Palau Public Utilities Corporation (PPUC) held a 5k Walkathon event on Saturday, June 10, 2017 with the theme “Water For All”.
With the El Nino Watch still in effect, PPUC’s public relations office is focusing its efforts on water conservation. The walkathon was one of PPUC’s outreach activities to promote water conservation. The event was able to bring in a total of 80 participants, including PPUC CEO Kione Isechal and some employees, regular joggers, and members of the general public.
All finishers were asked to fill out a water conservation survey before getting a free t-shirt. Out of the 80 participants, 59 of them were able to complete the survey. Thereafter, a raffle drawing took place with awesome giveaways such as water bottles, low-flow showerheads, and toilet repair kits, all of which are items that can be used to conserve water. PPUC would like to express its sincere appreciation to everyone who participated in this great event and reminds the public to continue their efforts in conserving water.
With the impending El Nino, the public needs to be aware of the volume of water being produced at the Koror-Airai Water Treatment Plant (KAWTP), which serves the residents of Koror and Airai. Please see graph below for more details of KAWTP’s water production starting from October 2016 to May 2017. Remember that EVERY DROP COUNTS. [/restrict]