16 January, 2018, Manila, Philippines—Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1 ) operator Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) and Maynilad Water Services Inc. (Maynilad) inaugurated yesterday five additional drinking fountains to bring the total to ten units across ten LRT-1 stations.
Now, more passengers have access to potable water at the Doroteo Jose, Tayuman, R. Papa, United Nations, 5th Avenue, Baclaran, Monumento, Roosevelt, Carriedo, and Balintawak Stations.
“We are very excited to partner with Maynilad for the GinhaWASH program and hopeful to explore more locations for more drinking fountains for our passengers,” said LRMC President and CEO Juan F. Alfonso. “We look forward to more partnerships with Maynilad in the future, for a better biyaheng everyday experience for our riding public.”
LRMC and Maynilad both aim to increase access to water, sanitation, and hygiene as part of the station improvements of LRMC for LRT-1. Since taking over last 2015, the private operator has undertaken a P500-million Station Improvement Program which is targeted for completion end-2018.