Boracay Water is ready to treat sewage outside its coverage
Boracay Water said it began fast tracking the implementation of wastewater expansion projects to accommodate all establishments in the island including non-Boracay Water customers or those who are currently being served by island’s other water service provider.
This was in compliance of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Executive Order No. 53 directing the mandatory connection of all establishments in Boracay to the island’s central wastewater facilities.
To date, about 120 establishments and residences have signified their intention to be connected to Boracay Water’s sewer system.
“The company is expecting to receive more applications as it has recently standardized the cost for sewer connection even for non-Boracay Water customers within the duration of the closure period,” Boracay Water said.
“This will allow more commercial and residential establishments to discharge their wastewater into a reliable sewer system and ensure that wastewater discharges are fully compliant with existing effluent standards of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources,” it added.
More than 500 establishments have yet to be connected in areas where Boracay Water has an established sewer network.