KYUT is a LWUA-conceived program on water conservation, health,
and hygiene being implemented by the Local Water Utilities Administration
thru its Public Affairs Department in cooperation with identified
water districts, the Department of Health (DOH), the Department
of Education (DepEd) and Local Government Units (LGUs).
year and for the first time in the program, wastewater management
and waste recycling are integrated, thus, the need to work in close
collaboration with the Department of Environment & Natural Resources
stands for Kalusugan, Yamang Ugnay sa Tubig. BUHAY,
on the other hand, means lifestyle. The program aims to achieve
a clean and healthy lifestyle for all members of the family particularly
the women and children.
are its project components?
program is divided into six modules described as follows:
1. Water Conservation
- the practice of using water wisely by members of the family
Module 2. Personal Hygiene - the
observance by the children of hand washing before and after eating
and after using the toilet
3. Food Hygiene
the observance by the mothers of hand and food washing
4. Community Hygiene
the observance by the members of the family of cleanliness
at home and in the environment
5. Wastewater Management
- the observance of proper waste disposal using appropriate technologies
to avoid flooding, and reduce waste
6. Livelihood Activity
implementation of income-generating project such as waste
Buhay KYUT aims to achieve?
The program hopes to achieve the following objectives :
To inculcate among the members of the family the virtue of observing
water conservation at home
To inculcate among children the habit of hand washing before and
after eating and after using the toilet
To inculcate among mothers the habit of hand and food washing
To inculcate among the members of the family the value of house
cleanliness and proper wastje disposal
To inculcate among the members of the family the benefits of waste
recycling as a means to earn income for the family
Buhay KYUT matters?
LWUA considers the Buhay Kyut program as one of the best projects
to implement nationwide in response to the governments call
for the promotion of a healthy citizenry, a clean environment and
a livelihood advocacy, in close collaboration with the water districts,
Dept. of Health (DOH), Dept. of Education (DepEd), Dept. of Environment
& Natural Resources (DENR) and LGUs. For the first time, wastewater
management and livelihood activities are integrated with the regular
health, hygiene and water conservation campaign.
In practice, the water districts have provided the venue (selected
public elementary schools in their locality or baranggay) and participated
as resource speakers to discuss proper usage of water and water
consumers responsibility to the water districts. But with
the enthusiasm with which these local water institutions have implemented
the pilot activities of the program, the program places no limit
on the amount of participation and resources with which they will
implement Buhay KYUT in their communities.
DOH and the DENR provide resource speakers to discuss health and
hygiene and waste water management including waste recycling with
livelihood component. The Deped, on the other hand, provides a time
slot for the school children and teachers to participate in the
handles the overall supervision towards the accomplishment of the
project objectives. All concerned agencies distribute info/educational
materials for the participants, usually in the form of posters,
brochures and flipcharts among others.
These government agencies will perform the task of raising the average
awareness of the public thru dissemination of information and educating
them as well on these issues especially those living in the provinces.
all these concerted efforts from participating agencies, LWUAS forsees
that this program will significantly contribute to the governments
endeavor to fulfill the Philippines commitment to the United
Nations Millenium Development Goal (MDG) where women and childrens
health lie among the goals of utmost importance.