Philippines Boracay Water is expecting to complete its new sewer project and sewer treatment plant in 2016.
Boracay Water, the water and used water service provider of Boracay Island, aims to expand used water coverage in the popular tourist spot to 75% from the current 31% with its Manocmanoc Sewer Network and Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), which has the capacity to treat 5 million liters per day (MLD).
The $6.6 million Manocmanoc Sewer Network project is composed of a 12-kilometer sewer line and 13 lift stations.
The $5.7 million 5 MLD Sewage Treatment Plant, meanwhile, will support the sewage process treatment such as debris and grit removal, biological treatment, conventional activated sludge, and disinfection.
“This will ensure that used water is safe for marine life and suitable for recreational activities when it goes back to the waters of Boracay, complying with the SB Standard of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources,” the company said in a statement.
The additional sewer system will serve 3,656 households or about 12,526 residents in Barangay Manocmanoc.
Boracay Water is a company formed through the partnership of Manila Water and the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority in 2009.
The firm provides water and used water services in Boracay, Malay, Aklan, particularly in Manocmanoc, Balabag, and Yapak.