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Norzagaray —  Municipality  — Seal Map of Bulacan showing the location of Norzagaray Norzagaray Location in the Philippines Coordinates: 14°55′N 121°03′E / 14.917°N 121.05°E / 14.917; 121.05Coordinates: 14°55′N 121°03′E / 14.917°N 121.05°E / 14.917; 121.05 Country  Philippines Region Central Luzon (Region III) Province Bulacan District 3rd District Founded 1587 Barangays 13 Government  - Mayor Feliciano P. Legaspi Area  - Total 288.52 km2 (111.4 sq mi) Population (2007)  - Total 105,470  - Density 365.6/km2 (946.8/sq mi) Time zone PST (UTC+8) ZIP code 3013 Income class 1st class Website elgu2.ncc.gov.ph/norzagaray Population Census of Norzagaray Census Pop. Rate 1995 51,015 — 2000 76,978 9.23% 2007 105,470 4.44% Norzagaray is a 1st class municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 105,470 inhabitants in 15,912 households. It is the location of Angat Dam which sits on the lower realms of the Sierra Madre mountain range, the Dam is notable for being a major water and power supply for the National Capital Region but often drops to critical levels during the dry season. Contents 1 Bulacan P 11-billion bulk water supply project 2 History 3 18-hectare landfill 4 Barangays 5 References 6 External links Bulacan P 11-billion bulk water supply project On December 12, 2007, Bulacan and the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) signed an agreement for the development of a P11-billion bulk water supply project. Ayala-owned Manila Water Co. Inc. will implement the project. MWSS and Manila Water will provide a financial package of an infrastructure grant, a P10-million development assistance and a P10-million royalty fee to the towns of Norzagaray and Doña Remedios Trinidad, which will host the water supply project.[1] History Pre-Spanish records say the town of Norzagaray was once vast wilderness. It was then called "Casay" a mere barrio of the town Angat. During the Spanish occupation, the people of barrio Casay worked for reforms-politically, socially and economically in order to be separated from Angat. They succeeded in their separation bid Through Governor-General Fernando de Norzagaray y Escudero (1857-1860) who issued a proclamation declaring barrio Casay as a separate town from Angat. Political boundaries were established and barrio Casay was called "Norzagaray". The name of the town was taken from the Governor-General Fernando de Norzagaray y Escudero. Today, the town of Norzagaray is quickly rising in terms of commercial and economic status with tourist potentials. "Bakas" which is on a portion of the Angat River is recognized as one of the busiest places in the locality, particularly during summertime, which is noted for its natural beauty. People from distant towns often visit the place for relaxation. Another potential spot for tourism is where the Angat River Hydroelectric Plant or Angat Dam is located. This is the biggest hydroelectric plant the National Power Corporation (NPC) has ever constructed in terms of Power supply within the entire Philippines. Despite Angat Dam's size, it is not an exception to the list of dams which sink to critical points during the Dry season, it has had shortages and relies on cloud seeding during dry spells or dry seasons.The 37-kilometer reservoir of this hydroelectric plant is covered with forests that produce a cool climate. There is still other tourism potential in the locality. However, there are problems which need immediate attention. Some of this places are located in remote areas of the town which are inaccessible to motor vehicles. The town of Norzagaray is rich in natural resources and endowed with natural beauty. Its people are claimed to be religious, industrious and very hospitable just like any other person from Bulacan. 18-hectare landfill On January 19, 2008, an 18-hectare waste disposal facility, a new sanitary landfill that would also be a tourist attraction opened in Norzagaray, Bulacan province. Ramon Angelo Jr., president of Wacuman Corp. stated: "I want them to see our system in our place which should not be abhorred because we are using the new state-of-the-art technology." The facility has a category 4 rating (the highest category for a sanitary landfill) from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources[2] Barangays Norzagaray is politically subdivided into 13 barangays. Bangkal Baraka Bigte Bitungol Matictic Minuyan Partida Pinagtulayan Poblacion San Mateo Tigbe San Lorenzo Friendship Village Resources (FVR)1 ^1 Created into a barangay under Sangguniang Panlalawigan Kapasiyahan Bilang 179-T 2002 and Sangguniang Panlalawigan Kautusan Bilang 003 on April 18, 2002; ratified on October 12, 2002; taken from barangay Tigbe. References ^ Abs-Cbn, Bulacan govt, MWSS ink deal on bulk water supply project ^ abs-cbnnews.com, New landfill opens in Norzagaray, Bulacan External links Philippine Standard Geographic Code v · d · eComponent local government units of Bulacan Municipalities Angat • Balagtas • Baliuag • Bocaue • Bulacan • Bustos • Calumpit • Doña Remedios Trinidad • Guiguinto • Hagonoy • Marilao • Norzagaray • Obando • Pandi • Paombong • Plaridel • Pulilan • San Ildefonso • San Miguel • San Rafael • Santa Maria Component cities Malolos • Meycauayan • City of San Jose del Monte