Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Waters in the Beaches of Boracay, still within standards

In a water analysis conducted by the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the DENR, the waters of Boracay are still within standards.

This is according to Boracay Community Environmental Natural Resources Office/CENRO officer, Merza Samillano during an interview yesterday.

Samillano said that the water sampling in the island is being carried out twice a month to determine the safety of the bathing public, and as the waters of Boracay should live up to the recreational standard and tourism.

Based on the results of the water sampling this past month the waters in the island is still on standard therefore the public has nothing to be worried about.

In line with this, the official also revealed that the water sample analysis is actually being done at the Regional Office of the EMB/DENR, adding that the Provincial government had also proposed for a water laboratory in Boracay.

Meanwhile, on the issues regarding resorts dispatching waste waters, although these establishments has a discharging permits the office is still making sure that they would comply on what has been stated on these authorizations.

Thus, those who will be caught or reported of incompliance shall be issued a notice of violation.

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