The construction of infrastructure projects for the improvement of lives among citizens of the country was among the things undertaken by the American colonial government. These projects would be undertaken by the Bureau of Public Works and the progress of each was subsequently reported and compiled in the quarterly reports1
of the bureau. These were then published, and it is from one archived copy of the bulletin that we obtain the digital photos shown below.
In the municipality of Taal, for instance, a water pumping and distribution system was built in 1916 at an estimated cost of ₱75,000.00. This allowed locals to enjoy the benefits of potable water from artesian wells drilled all over the municipality or, for those who could afford it, distributed into their homes.
Below is a photograph of one of the pumping stations built in the town to supply provide te inhabitants with water supply.
Meanwhile, below, what appear to be uniformed personnel of the town seem to be testing te new water supply.
In the picture below, a picture of the equipment installed at the water pumping station in the municipality of Taal.
Finally, below is a photograph of the water reservoir built as part of the water system in Taal.
Notes and references:
“Bureau of Public Works Quarterly Bulletin, April 1917 Edition” published 1917 in Manila by the Bureau of Public Works.