DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu takes a photo of the clustered STP designed by the Guangdong Xindayu Environmental Technology Co. during his latest ocular inspection in Boracay Island.
A CLUSTERED Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) that can cater to the needs of 100 people in Boracay Island is being proposed by Aklan Governor Florencio T. Miraflores to Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu.
In his recent visit to the island, Cimatu made an ocular inspection of the STP located at Brgy. Balabag, Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan.
Cimatu recommended a clustered STP for small hotels/resorts and households after the discovery of illegal pipes spewing out untreated wastewater to the beach area sometime in May 2018.
Bigger hotels with 50 rooms and above should construct their own STPs.
The move is in line with the implementation of the Philippine Clean Water Act or Republic Act 9275, which prohibits the dumping of untreated wastewater directly into the sea thereby putting a stop to water pollution of Boracay beach.
The proposed clustered Sewerage Treatment Plants (STP) for Boracay is a pilot project of the Guangdong Xindayu Environmental Technology Co. in the island.
The project proponent showed Cimatu the process of the treatment plant.
Built in a five-cubic-meter size, the clustered STP can serve ten households with ten persons each which would total to 100 people.
The STP shall be subjected for water quality testing by the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
Guangdong is engaged in the engineering design, construction, and operation of environmental protection facilities.
The company was formerly known as Guangdong Xindayu Environmental Engineering Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Guangdong Xindayu Environmental Technology Co., Ltd. in June 2015. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Guangzhou, China.
With this STP design, the local government unit hopes to address the need for clustered STP for many households and small hotels in Boracay Island.