Informative source of knowledge in taking care of the environment and in the correct use of water was what “Lakbay-Aral,” conducted yesterday by the Boracay Island Water Company (BIWC).
The event was attended by stakeholders of Boracay namely the Philippine National Red Cross, Boracay Foundation Incorporated (BFI), Rotary Club, Boracay Yuppies, Easy Rock and Yes FM Boracay.
BIWC showed to the delegates the Nabaoy River, at Barangay Nabaoy, the source of water of Boracay. The state of the river was revealed to have been certified by the Department of Health (DOH) to be safe as a source of water, and the water quality is Classified A by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
Aside from this, the processing of water to be finally distributed to residents and establishments in the island was also explained.
In addition, the process of cleaning of waste water from the sewer or septic tank was clarified and that after treatment, the treated water is to be released on the seabed floor of Sibuyan Sea, eight hundred (800) meters from the shores of Boracay Island.
After the tour at the Water Treatment Plant at Caticlan and Sewerage Treatment Plant in Boracay, BIWC Chief Operation Officer, Ben Mañusca answered queries related to the operation of BIWC including controversial ones.
The aim of the “Lakbay-Aral” was to show and clarify to the public the operation of BIWC in relation to the services that is offering and how safe it is for the environment of Boracay. This is in compliance to the Environment Compliance Certificate requirement.