BALANGA CITY, Bataan – A Manila-based water concessionaire is eyeing to construct a modern water waste treatment facility in this component city categorized as the latest highly urbanized and sprawling business center in Central Luzon .
Engineer Victor B. Ubaldo, provincial government environment and natural resources officer, has underscored the proposed extremely technologically advanced water treatment project is one of the priority plans of Bataan Governor Albert Raymond S. Garcia in providing an effective ecological mechanism which would protect the health and sanitation of the residents.
Engineer Ubaldo, a former National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) director in Central Luzon, explained the treatment plant is classified under public and private partnership (PPP) which explicitly stated the proponent would undertake the collection, holding, treatment, disposal of liquid waste from the estimated 180,000 households of the province.
The proposed liquid waste stipulation would facilitate the preservation of rivers and other tributaries by ensuring domestic used water is no longer pollutant when it is returned to the waterways.
Study shows that the treated effluent from sewage plant is reportedly labeled as class C by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) which is safe for recreational water activities and marine life.
According to Eng’r. Ubaldo, the project is a major achievement in the historic peninsula which is on the threshold of reaching dynamic and industrialized prosperity status in Central Luzon.