Manila Water intensifies used water management programs
Ayala-led Manila Water Company Inc. has intensified its campaign towards proper wastewater management in Metro Manila’s east zone through its ‘Used Water Master Plan’.
This, as the company targets a 100 percent sewer and sanitation coverage in its entire concession area by 2037.
As of July, Manila Water has installed an aggregate of 135,251 sewer connections within the East Zone since the start of its concession period, serving a total of 186,480 households.
For the whole of 2017, 1,783 new sewer connections were installed, benefiting 3,382 households, while 630 kilometers of sewer pipes were cleaned within the same period.
The company likewise commissioned in 2017 its largest sewage treatment plants to date: Taguig North and Marikina North Sewage Treatment Plants.
Manila Water currently operates and maintains 38 sewage treatment plants (STP) and two septage treatment plants (SpTP) to ensure that used water collected from its customers is treated and cleaned before being discharged back into Metro Manila’s waterways.
The company said that more treatment plants are being constructed and more sewer networks are being laid to further increase sewer coverage within its concession.
Currently being constructed is the Ilugin Sewage Treatment Plant in Barangay Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City, which is the centerpiece of the North and South Pasig Sewer System Project.
All three STPs have a combined capacity of treating up to 275 million liters per day (MLD) of used water, which is targeted to benefit a total of 1.6 million population.