CITY OF MALOLOS—The National Museum of the Philippines has stopped the city government from demolishing a 91-year-old water tower, citing it as a heritage facility worth preserving.
The 6-meter-high tower, Aguas Potables, is opposite the Basilica Minore de Immaculada Concepcion (Malolos Cathedral) and a few meters from City Hall and the public market. Bamboo scaffoldings had been raised around the structure as workers prepared to tear it down.
Mayor Christian Natividad has said that the water tower has weakened over the years and may pose a threat should an earthquake strike the province. He cited a study conducted by the Bulacan State University’s engineering department.