[PHOTOS] Taal Water System during the American Colonial Era - Batangas History, Culture and Folklore

[PHOTOS] Taal Water System during the American Colonial Era

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.

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.
Taal Pumping Station
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Meanwhile, below, what appear to be uniformed personnel of the town seem to be testing te new water supply.
Testing Taal's new water supply
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In the picture below, a picture of the equipment installed at the water pumping station in the municipality of Taal.
Equipment at Taal Pumping Station
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Finally, below is a photograph of the water reservoir built as part of the water system in Taal.
Water reservoir in Taal
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Notes and references:
All the photographs above were digitally extracted from the April 1917 edition of the Bureau of Public Works Quarterly Bulletin and processed using graphics editing software.

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