Manila Water launches its sanitation services in Laguna
Manila Water Company, Inc., through its subsidiary Laguna Water, has just officially launched its Tamang Sanitasyon Equals Kalusugan, Kalinisan, at Kaunlaran ng Bayan (TSEK ng Bayan) services in Laguna, which include sewage management and desludging or septic tank cleaning.
The program, according to the company, aims to make sustainable sanitation accessible and available to all.
“We have only seen sanitation as having toilet facilities but the truth is that sanitation should include the treatment of the water that we have used. This is to ensure that human wastes are disposed properly in ways that will not harm the environment and the health of the people,” said Laguna Water General Manager and COO Shoebe Hazel Caong.
Laguna Water has been managing the sewage treatment plant of LTI since 2014. To date, the company treats an average of 4.2 million liters of used water per day.
Given the authority to provide used water services in the Province of Laguna, Laguna Water will be offering desludging services starting this year.
Manila Water said an individual septic tank must be desludged at least every five years and the septage collected treated in a used water treatment plant. This practice will ensure that untreated used water will not be discharged to a river or a natural body of water.
In line with its TSEK ng Bayan services, Laguna Water upgraded the LTI Sewage Treatment Plant to include a fully-mechanized septage treatment facility.
Now, the LTI Sewage and Septage Treatment Plant (LTI SSTP) has increased its treatment capacity to 11 million liters of used water from Laguna Technopark from 7 million liters before. Further, the LTI SSTP can now facilitate treatment of 70 cubic meters of septage from the different households in Laguna.