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Manila Water breaks ground for P4.164-B Mandaluyong sewerage treatment plant

Manila Water on Thursday said it has broken ground for its P4.164-billion sewerage treatment plant (STP) in Mandaluyong City.

In a statement, the Ayala-led water concessionaire said it held a ceremonial groundbreaking to mark the commencement of its Mandaluyong West Sewerage System Project with the construction of Aglipay STP in Barangay Old Zaniga, Mandaluyong City.

The company said the Aglipay STP is its 42nd sewage treatment facility in Metro Manila’s East Zone, and will have a treatment capacity of 60 million liters per day (MLD) of wastewater to be collected from 2,115 hectares of catchment area spanning across Mandaluyong, San Juan and Quezon cities.

It said the facility’s capacity is expandable up to 120 MLD after the complementing network of 53 kilometers of sewer lines is completed.

The Mandaluyong West Sewerage System is designed to serve a population of up to 652,000, according to Manila Water.

“This project is a vital component of Manila Water’s wastewater masterplan which aims to provide 100% sewer and sanitation coverage to the entire East Zone by 2037,” said Abelardo Basilio, Manila Water chief operating officer.

“This masterplan will help ensure the sustained care for our waterways through short term interventions and long-term technical solutions.”

Manila Water said the P4.164-billion Aglipay STP is the first wastewater treatment facility of the company that will utilize the Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) process with Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) technology, which will promote treatment efficiency and improve effluent quality.

Construction of the STP is expected to be completed by 2024 and the sewer network by 2025. —Ted Cordero/KBK, GMA News