Boracay Island has been consistently recognized around the world as one of the premier tourist destinations because of its pristine beaches and powdery white sand. As the Island is highly dependent on tourism for economic viability, it needs to address the continuing threat of environmental degradation due to increasing usage of water and subsequent treatment and disposal of wastewater brought about by the influx of tourists, domestic and foreign alike.
Boracay Water, a subsidiary of Manila Water Philippine Ventures and a concessionaire of Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), will be investing P291-M to intensify water and wastewater service improvement in Boracay Island and ensure compliance to its regulatory Service Obligations.
Boracay Island Water Company (BIWC), one of the operating units of Manila Water in the Visayas region, takes part in investing in the planet through its Coral REEFhabilitation Program. In partnership with Malay LGU, Boracay Foundation, Inc. and Boracay Business Scuba Diving Schools, the company is involved in coral reef planting and assessment, beach and underwater cleanup, and running educational campaigns. To date, the Coral REEFhabilitation Program has planted 121 corals and collected 501 kilograms of underwater garbage.
Boracay Water, a public-private partnership between the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) and Manila Water’s fully owned subsidiary, Manila Water Philippine Ventures, recently marked twelve years of providing reliable water supply and wastewater services to the country’s top tourist destination after investing more than PhP 4.32 billion in various infrastructure facilities.
Boracay Island Water Company (Boracay Water) announced its readiness to accept sewer connections, following the latest Memorandum Order released by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), which directed hotels, resort, and similar establishments to connect to island’s concessionaires, in preparation for the Island’s scheduled re-opening in October.