Posted September 26, 2014
Written by Alan Palma, Sr.
Boracay Island Water Company (BIWC) said considerable progress has been made in the design and construction of Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), which is being built by Anden Construction in Manoc-Manoc Boracay.
The BIWC’s Sewer Network Project worth P298 million was started last February and expected to be completed within three years.
The report says, “The operations began in Sitio Tulubhan and Sitio Bantud and currently there has been a 10 percent complete process in the total area of said barangay.”
The project aims to be the best option that let the dirty water from households and establishments in the village to flow directly to STP for treatment before it returns to the sea.
Although there are some worries about the STP’s possible impact in Boracay’s coast, BIWC guaranteed that they are following the highest standards of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) which includes obtaining all permits particularly the Environmental Compliance Certificate.
BIWC added that, “they regularly conduct water sampling to determine whether it is safe and if it passes according to standards.”
Meanwhile, the STP is said to be as an important facility to provide an extra level of protection for environment especially that there has an increase of inhabitants in the island and the large volume of tourist who did their vacation annually.
Translated by Gloria Villas