Last March 7, 2015 was my first time at Wawa Dam. It’s a gravity dam located in Rodriguez, Rizal. It’s also called Montalban Dam because Montalban is the old name of Rodriguez.
Montalban was founded in 1909 but in 1982, the name of the town was change to Rodriguez in honor of Eulogio Rodriguez Sr, a former Senate President who is a native of this municipality.
Wawa Dam is constructed in 1909 during the American colonial period and was used to provide the water needs of Manila up until the time that Angat Dam was completed.
Wawa Dam is now a tourist spot and a place for swimming especially during the summer season. Residents near the dam constructed sheds made of bamboo and nipa and serves as a dining spot for travelers. Bikers and hikers also visit this place because of its beauty, serenity and cool climate. I guess Wawa Dam is the nearest dam from Pasig City and it’s worth the trip.
Early morning at Wawa Dam (a.k.a. Montalban Dam)
Floating nipa sheds.
Bamboo bridges and more nipa huts.
The mountain range where water at the Wawa Dam is coming from.
Bamboo bridges traversing the Marikina River that passes at Wawa Dam.
Foggy mountain range in the background.
Woman washing clothes at Wawa Dam.
Wawa Dam reminds me of the smaller dam in Villa Escudero.
Boulders near the Wawa Dam.
Wawa Dam is a place for (bamboo) rafting.
Travellers taking a bath at the Wawa Dam.
More boulders near Wawa Dam.