Clark Development Corporation, in collaboration with Clark Water Corporation, has begun gearing up its efforts to upgrade its wastewater treatment processes as it prepares its sewage treatment facility serving the Clark Freeport Zone to comply with the new and more stringent standards of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Administrative Order (DAO) 2016-08 on Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR).
Manila Water, the water and wastewater service provider for the East Zone of Metro Manila and Rizal Province, was recently recognized by the World Bank for its commitment to become a “Utility of the Future”. Through the World Bank’s Water Global Practice’s Utilities of the Future lnitiative, a “Utility of the Future” is defined as “a future-focused utility which provides reliable, safe, inclusive, transparent, and responsive water supply and sanitation services through best-fit practices that allow it to operate in an efficient, resilient, and sustainable manner”.
Manila Water recently held a ceremonial groundbreaking to mark the commencement of Mandaluyong West Sewerage System Project, held at the construction site of the Aglipay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in Barangay Old Zaniga, Mandaluyong City. The Aglipay STP is the 42nd sewage treatment facility of Manila Water in Metro Manila’s East Zone, and will have a treatment capacity of 60 million liter per day (MLD) of wastewater to be collected from 2,115 hectares of catchment area spanning across Mandaluyong, San Juan and Quezon Cities.
East Zone concessionaire Manila Water began to activate its Adopt-an-Estero program with various interventions to clean up San Juan River beginning at Maytunas and Ermitanyo Creeks in Brgy. Addition Hills, San Juan City. The program is in collaboration with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the local government of San Juan City. It will be recalled that a landmark Memorandum of Agreement to rehabilitate San Juan River was signed in late September of last year with Manila Water, DENR and the three other local government units where the river traverses namely: San Juan City, Mandaluyong and Quezon City.
Typhoon Ulysses (Vamco), considered by national weather bureau PAGASA as one of the most devastating typhoons to hit the country, has wreaked havoc on several parts of Luzon, most especially in Rizal and Cagayan provinces. Ayala Corporation’s energy platform, AC Energy, with the help of Manila Water Foundation, brought much-needed water relief to typhoon victims in the two severely affected areas from November 27 to December 3.