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Manila Water starts building 42nd sewage treatment plant

- Revin Mikhael D. Ochave

EAST ZONE water concession­aire Manila Water Co., Inc. has broken ground for its P4.16-billion Aglipay sewage treatment plant in Mandaluyon­g City that can treat 60 million liters per day.

In a statement on Thursday, Manila Water said the plant is the company’s 42nd sewage treatment facility in its franchise area and will treat wastewater coming from 2,115 hectares of catchment area covering Mandaluyon­g, San Juan, and Quezon City.

The facility’s capacity can be increased up to 120 million liters of wastewater daily once the constructi­on of a complement­ing network of 53 kilometers of sewer lines is finished, the company said.

The constructi­on of the Aglipay sewage treatment plant is projected to be done by 2024, and the sewer network by 2025.

The ground-breaking ceremony at the site marked the start of Manila Water’s Mandaluyon­g West Sewerage System, which is designed to serve a population of up to 652,000.

“Aglipay Sewage Treatment Plant is the first wastewater treatment facility of Manila Water that will utilize the Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor process with Biological Nutrient Removal technology, which will promote treatment efficiency and improve effluent quality,” the water provider said.

Manila Water Operations Chief Operating Officer Abelardo P. Basilio said the project is part of the company’s wastewater masterplan to provide the entire east zone with 100% sewer and sanitation coverage by 2037.

“This masterplan will help ensure the sustained care for our waterways through short-term interventi­ons and long-term technical solutions,” he said. —

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