Boracay Water buys more desludging trucks to improve sewer system
Boracay Water, the largest water supply and wastewater management services provider in the Boracay Island, said it recently acquired an additional three desludging trucks that can haul up to 9 cubic meters of wastewater or used water from households and establishments that are yet to connect to the sewer system.
Boracay Water General Manager and COO Joseph Michael Santos said that with the addition of two units of two cubic meter and one unit of five cubic meter desludging trucks, the company now has a total fleet of seven desludging trucks, which can collect up to 20 cubic meters of used water per day from the company’s residential and commercial customers located in areas without access to the sewer network.
“This effort to expand our desludging capacity is in line with Boracay Water’s aim to accelerate our used water management programs in support of the rehabilitation of the Island”, Santos said.
After gathering accumulated used water from the septic tanks of residential and commercial establishments, these trucks deliver the used water to Boracay Water’s two sewage treatment plants that may treat up to 11,500 cubic meters daily.
Desludging is an interim solution to the used water requirements of the Island as the company continues to fast track its masterplan set to further expand Boracay Water’s sewage network capacity to 37 kilometers by 2021.
To achieve this, the company will build a third sewage treatment plant in Barangay Yapak with a capacity to treat 5 million liters of used water per day.