ACwa­ter district to build sep­tage treat­ment plant

Sun.Star Pampanga - - TOPSTORIES! - BY REY­NALDO G. NAVALES Sun.Star Staff Re­porter

ANGELES CITY — A top of­fi­cial of the Angeles City Wa­ter District (ACWD) has an­nounced the construction of a sep­tage treat­ment plant in line with en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion pro­gram of the gov­ern­ment.

Dur­ing a fel­low­ship with lo­cal me­di­a­men on Wed­nes­day, ACWD gen­eral man­ager Rey­naldo C. Li­wanag said the fa­cil­ity has a ca­pac­ity of 85 to 100 cu­bic me­ters per day.

Waste col­lected from the sep­tic tanks of res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial cen­ters will be pro­cessed in­side the sep­tage treat­ment plant, ac­cord­ing to Li w anag.

Trucks will col­lect waste wa­ter from res­i­dences of con­ces­sion­aires and non-con­ces­sion­aires ev­ery three to five years, he said.

The ser­vice fee, which is about seven per­cent of the con­sumer’s to­tal con­sump­tion of wa­ter, will be col­lected monthly, Li­wanag added. “You will about 20 to 30 pe­sos per month un­til the pe­riod of 3 to five years when your sep­tic tank is due for col­lec­tion of waste wa­ter.”

Li­wanag dis­closed that the ACWD man­age­ment is plan­ning to im­ple­ment its sec­ond wa­ter rate ad­just­ment, which is al­ready due since 2014, next year to gen­er­ate funds for the sep­tage treat­ment pr oject .

The wa­ter district has es­ti­mated cost of project, which will be com­pleted by first quar­ter of 2017, is about P99 mil­lion, ac­cord­ing to Li­wanag.

The wa­ter treat­ment fa­cil­ity will be built in Barangay Cu­tud, Li­wanag added.

In­stead of se­cur­ing a loan from a bank, Li­wanag said the ACWD man­age­men in­stead asked the con­trac­tor to al­low the wa­ter district a pay­ment term of two years for the P99 mil­lion project cost.

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