Next on Manila Bay rehab: Three more sewage treatment plants—all solar-powered
Last week, DENR unveiled the first solar-powered sewage treatment plant along Roxas Blvd. Three more of this kind will be built
Aug 3, 2020
Apart from the photos of Manila Bay’s waters turning a bright aquamarine akin to that of Boracay’s early in quarantine, there’s not been much buzz about the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ plans for its rehabilitation.
Last year, a series of business shutdowns have been made by the agency to penalize polluters who dump sewage water directly into the bay. These included some fast food restaurants and even the Manila Zoo.
PRESS RELEASE: Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu has ordered an investigation of the hotels and establishments in the…
This year, DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu shared plans to build three sewage treatment plants (STP) on top of the first one unveiled last week along Roxas Boulevard (which can treat 500,000 liters of waste water daily)—all powered by solar energy.
Secretary Roy Cimatu inaugurated on July 30 the first solar-powered treatment plant for the rehabilitation of Manila…
These STPs will be installed at major river systems that drain into Manila Bay, namely the Tullahan-Tinajeros River, the Las Piñas-Zapote River and the Libertad outfall in Parañaque River.
Cimatu said these planned projects are “a big step forward to making Manila Bay safe again for swimming, bathing, boating, fishing and other forms of contact recreation.”
Treated water from these plants will be used to water plants along Roxas Boulevard, supply water to solar-powered toilets to be built at the baywalk and to fill fire trucks in the cities of Pasay and Manila.
Header photo courtesy of DENR Facebook
Get more stories like this by subscribing to our weekly newsletter here.
A real crisis call: DOH’s 2021 mental health budget just got smaller
Tagaytay travel update: Only those from areas under MGCQ can get in
Palace says PUV social distancing is still at 1m (6 days after the IATF-EID said otherwise)
Reno Liver Spread, the FDA and what it means for your food business
The ‘mañanita’ saga continues: Debold Sinas is up for promotion