Boracay Water helps out gov’t in drainage clearing operations
Boracay Island Water Company (Boracay Water) said it has extended its efforts to support the current drainage clearing operations of the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in the island.
This, according to the company, was on top of the ongoing expansion of its sewer system to accommodate more establishments in the island.
To be specific, Boracay Water provided a temporary interceptor and diversion system that will redirect the drainage water to the company’s Balabag Sewage Treatment Plant (STP).
Boracay Water General Manager and COO Joseph Michael Santos said the temporary interceptor and diversion device are located at the TIEZA Drainage Pumping Station at the Balabag Main Road and are intended to divert untreated wastewater at the drainage holding tank from being discharged directly into the existing drainage network.
Instead, the untreated wastewater is diverted to the Balabag STP for proper treatment to comply with the stringent effluent or discharge standards of DENR.
Just recently, illegal dumping or discharge of untreated wastewater coming from various commercial establishments have been uncovered, the major culprit for the heightened coliform levels at the Bolabog Beach drainage outfall.