MWSS Concessionaires vow to improve Manila’s waste water treatment services
The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) has stepped up its comprehensive action plan to further improve the sewerage systems in Mega Manila, a statement showed.
This was announced by MWSS Administrator Reynaldo V. Velasco as MWSS and its concessionaires, Manila Water and Maynilad, are continuously working to improve the waste water treatment and sewerage services in their areas of coverage.
According to him, the two concessionaires have already submitted their business plans for 2018 to 2022 that included capital expenditures for sewerage and wastewater treatment facilities.
In Metro Manila, the MWSS is among the 15 agencies identified in the Clean Water Act responsible for the provision of sewerage and sanitation facilities, and for the efficient and safe collection, treatment and disposal of sewage—a mandate provided for in the MWSS charter as well.
A 2008 writ of continuing mandamus issued by the Supreme Court names the water agency among those ordered to “clean up, rehabilitate and preserve Manila Bay and restore and maintain its water to SB level fit for swimming, skin diving and other forms of contact recreation.”
Wastewater treatment is necessary to make the water safe for discharge back to the environment. It is a means of protecting the environment.