League of Vice Governors of the Philippines visits Laguna Water's Used Water Treatment Plant
Laguna Water welcomed the League of Vice Governors of the Philippines (LVGP) to its LTI Sewage and Septage Treatment Plant (LTI SSTP) in Laguna Technopark in Binan, Laguna last April 21.
As part of its 72nd National Assembly hosted by LVGP National Treasurer and Laguna Vice Governor Karen Agapay, various Vice Governors led by LVGP National President and Isabela Vice Governor Antonio Albano visited Laguna Water’s LTI SSTP to learn about the complex process of treating wastewater or used water. The educational tour highlighted the need for wastewater treatment to ensure the health and safety of the community and the sustainability of the environment, particularly of the water resources.
LTI SSTP is the first used water treatment plant in the Philippines to use the Food Chain Reactor Technology from Organica Water, a leading used water treatment solutions provider in the world.
Food Chain Reactor is a treatment technology that utilizes plants to help propagate the bacteria used to treat the pollutants present in the used water. The plant roots not only provide the natural habitat of the bacteria but also supply the oxygen needed for them to thrive.
Laguna Water's treatment plant has the capacity to treat 11 million liters of used water from companies in Laguna Technopark daily. With its recent upgrade, it can also facilitate treatment of 70 cubic meters of used water from households per day.
"For the longest time, we have ignored our used water and its adverse impacts. Laguna Water champions used water treatment and we believe that our government leaders will play an important role in making people understand the need and importance of this practice," said Laguna Water General Manager Shoebe Hazel B. Caong.
Laguna Water is a public-private partnership between the Provincial Government of Laguna and Manila Water Philippine Ventures, a subsidiary of Manila Water. It is the largest water service provider in the Province with more than 100,000 service connections. The company is also set to offer desludging services to the cities of Binan, Santa Rosa, and Cabuyao within the year.