MANILA, Philippines – Maynilad Water Services Inc. said it started building a P363-million septage treatment plant in Las Pinas City.
The South Septage Treatment Plant is located in Barangay Pamplona Uno.
Maynilad said the facility would be able to treat 250 cubic meters per day of septage, which are collected from the septic tanks of its customers in Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Parañaque, and Pasay; and Bacoor, Cavite, Imus, Kawit, Noveleta and Rosario in Cavite.
Maynilad said the septage treatment plant, partly funded by a World Bank loan, will use a “screw press dewatering system.” This particular technology is used for treatment of septage that requires minimal operational costs.
“Wastewater from households that is not properly treated can pose serious and long-term threats to the health of communities and the environment. To date, we operate 17 wastewater treatment plants capable of treating 520 million liters of wastewater per day,” Maynilad President and CEO Ricky P. Vargas said.
Maynilad, the water concessionaire for the West Zone, is setting aside 7.61 billion or around 44 percent of its total capital expenditures for 2015 for wastewater management projects.