LAS PIÑAS – Maynilad Water Services, Inc. broke ground on its sewage treatment plant in Las Piñas City in a bid to reduce pollution loading in the Manila Bay.
The Las Piñas Water Reclamation Facility, located on a 2.25-hectare lot along Alabang-Zapote Road in Barangay Pamplona Uno, is expected to further boost the West Zone concessionaire’s sewerage coverage expansion.
The P2.05-billion facility is designed to comply with Water Quality Guidelines and General Effluent Standards of 2016 (DAO 2016-08)—a standard mandated by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
Targeted to be completed in 2021, the facility will be Maynilad’s largest sewage treatment plant in terms of capacity, capable of treating about 88 million liters of wastewater per day.
It will use anaerobic/anoxic/oxic (A2O) technology to remove pollutants from wastewater to be collected from about 600,000 Maynilad customers in 20 barangays in Las Piñas City before its discharge to the Zapote River, which eventually flows out to Manila Bay.
Present during the groundbreaking event were April Aguilar, who represents Las Piñas City Mayor Imelda Aguilar, Maynilad President and Chief Executive Officer Ramoncito Fernandez, Megawide Construction Corp. Deputy Head of Construction Group Frederick Tan, Las Piñas City Councilor Mark Anthony Santos, Maynilad Chief Operating Officer Randolph Estrellado, Program Management Head Yolanda Lucas, and Wastewater Management Head Antonio Garcia.
“Las Piñas residents will be assured of enough clean water. It is also a part of Maynilad’s program to expand sewerage coverage in the west zone of Metro Manila and to help clean-up and rehabilitate Manila Bay,” Aguilar said.