Manila Water announces November 2022 desludging schedule
MANILA, Philippines — The East Zone concessionaire Manila Water Company has announced its desludging schedule for the month of November. The company has also encouraged its customers to take advantage of the services in order to avoid clogging and overflowing of their septic vaults and to contribute to a reduction in the amount of untreated wastewater that is discharged into waterways, creeks, and rivers.
Residents of Brgy. Darangan in Binangonan; Brgys. San Isidro, Dela Paz, and Dalig in Antipolo; Brgys. Calumpang, San Roque, Sta. Elena, Sto Nino, Fortune, and Nangka in Marikina City; Brgys. Culiat, Paligsahan, Matandang Balara, Marilag, Mangga, Kaunlaran, Valencia, and Immaculate Concepcion in Quezon City; Brgys. Carmona, Poblacion, Santa Cruz, and Tejeros in Makati City; Brgys. Addition Hills (Welfareville Compound), Buwayang Bato, Hulo, and Plainview in Mandaluyong City; Tibagan in San Juan City; Brgys. 766, 770, 772, 780, 782, 783, 792, 793, 866, 869, 873, 874, 875, 876, 894, 896, 897, 898, 899, 903, 904, and 905 in Manila are part of Manila Water’s desludging schedule this month.
To find out when desludging would be available in a given area, customers should get in touch with the local barangay.
According to Jeric Sevilla, Jr., head of Manila Water’s Corporate Communication Affairs Group, the desludging services will be provided at no extra cost to customers.
“This is already covered by the customers’ monthly bill, as long as they avail of the service within the month their barangay is scheduled for desludging,” likewise said.
Sevilla continued by saying that septic tanks should be emptied and syphoned every five years so that the wastewater collected from them can be treated at the company’s septage treatment facilities before being released back into bodies of water.
Sevilla also urged verification of the desludging schedule in their respective barangays by calling the Manila Water Consumer Desk Hotline 1627.
Prior to the desludging schedule, Manila Water’s team will also be conducting a census or survey of each location to keep track of the residents’ desludging cycle.
To be more efficient, Manila Water also reminded the customers to ensure that their septic tanks are already uncovered on the actual day of desludging to help expedite the siphoning process.
Manila Water is the concessionaire of the East Zone of the Metropolitan Waterworks Sewerage System that provides water and wastewater services to more than seven million residents in eastern Metro Manila and Rizal Province.