Manila Water completes Quezon Ave. sewer rehab project
THE Manila Water Co. Inc. said it has completed the Quezon Avenue sewer rehabilitation project, spanning 642 meters of sewer line that runs from EDSA-Quezon Avenue to Scout Albano cor. Panay Avenue in Quezon City.
Started in November 2014, the project replaced old sewer pipes in the area, which were originally laid in the 1950s to improve used water services in its East Zone concession area.
The completion of the project is seen to significantly reduce sanitation issues such as pipe breakages and overflows in sewer manholes in the area.
“This project assures our stakeholders that used water coming from the area will be efficiently collected and routed to the East Avenue Sewage Treatment Plant (STP),” said Manila Water corporate project management group director Thomas Mattison.
“The sewage collected is then treated before being discharged back to the city waterways in compliance with DENR (Department of Environment and Natural Resources) and LLDA (Laguna Lake Development Authority) standards,” he said.
The project forms part of Manila Water’s Used Water master plan that will ensure 100 percent sewer coverage of the Metro Manila East Zone by 2037.
Treated water from the STP is Class C standard, which can support biological life but is not yet suitable for human consumption. SFM/ABC
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