MWSS-RO Attends Inauguration of the Liwasan ng Kagitingan

Metropolitan and Waterworks Sewerage System Regulatory Office (MWSS-RO) attended the inauguration of Manila Water Company, Inc.’s (Manila Water) Liwasan ng Kagitingan at Kalikasan – Taguig North Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) on 4 December 2015 at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.

The environmental facility is a 75 million-liters-per day, state-of-the-art treatment STP which was made possible by the generosity of the Department of National Defense. According to Manila Water, it is a “major milestone in environmental protection and Filipino ingenuity that is built underneath the Liwasan ng Kagitingan at Kalikasan Park.” The system project includes the construction of 58 kilometers of sewer network and 11 lift and pump stations. It is designed to treat used water from connected households to ‘Class C’ effluent which can support biological life and contribute to the clean-up and protection of river systems. By 2037, the project is expected to benefit a population of 292,000.

Photos show (Top) MWSS-RO’s Deputy Administrators (DA) Gerry Sullano of Technical Regulation Area and Gina Valera of Customer Service Regulation Area with Manila Water and other government officials at the plant tour. Center photo shows DA Valera with Manila Water President and CEO Gerardo C. Ablaza, Jr. (right) and Officer-in-Charge for Corporate Regulatory Office Christopher A. Ilagan. Bottom photo shows Armed Forces of the Philippines, national and local government key officials with Manila Water Chairman Fernando Zobel de Ayala, Ayala Chairman and CEO Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala II and Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio L. Singson. (Photos courtesy of DA Valera)