ACwater district to build septage treatment plant
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.