Maynilad’s Dagat-dagatan wastewater facility to undergo rehab
Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) said it is upgrading its Dagat-dagatan Sewage and Septage Treatment Plant (DDSSTP), which will enhance the facility’s operational efficiency in treating the wastewater generated by some 16,000 customers in Caloocan, Malabon and Navotas.
Maynilad said it is spending P70 billion for the rehabilitation, which involves the refurbishment of laboratory facilities, renovation of the existing power house and hazardous waste storage facility, and rehabilitation of the building and offices at the facility, among other activities.
Targeted for completion in February 2019, the rehabilitation project will enhance the DDSSTP’s daily operations.
“Part of our long-term plan is to construct the largest Sewage Treatment Plant in the West Zone within our Dagat-dagatan facility, which will produce effluent that complies with the stricter quality standards of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources,” said Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez.
“Ultimately, this will help to reduce pollution loading in waterways that empty out to Manila Bay,” he added.
Right now, Maynilad’s wastewater infrastructure network currently includes 17 sewage treatment plants, two sewage and septage treatment plants, one septage treatment plant, 42 pumping stations, 21 lift stations, and more than 500 kilometers of sewer lines.