Issue of November 20, 2011

102nd Baguio Day Anniversary Issue
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Rehab of sewage treatment plant up
by Paul Rillorta / PIO

The city government is stepping up its effort in the conservation of the city’s water sources and is seriously taking into consideration the treatment and recycling of its wastewater.

This week, Mayor Mauricio Domogan said he has allotted a total of P50 million for the rehabilitation and expansion of the city’s sewerage treatment plant (STP).

“The rehabilitation of the STP will ensure that treated water which flows in the Balili River is clean,” Domogan said.

The 26-year old STP was built in 1986 to accommodate 8,600 cubic meters of the city’s liquid wastes.

City Environment and Parks Management Officer Cordelia Lacsamana said the STP is now operating beyond its normal capacity and the city’s liquid waste generation has since increased.

“There is really a need to expand our STP to accommodate the treatment of additional load,” Lacsamana said.

Additional sewer lines from households tapped to the STP have doubled and will continue to increase as the sewer pipe system of the city is constantly being upgraded.

The STP releases at least 8,000 to 10,000 cubic meters of treated wastewater into the Balili River daily and pays a total of P340,000 a year as polluters/discharge fee for its recycled water.

Meantime, the city’s plan to purchase a smaller environmental recycling system machine to process liquid waste has not been abandoned.

The machine is seen to facilitate the processing of sludge or de-sludging in less time than the present set-up and can boost the STP’s operation and add to the generation of high grade fertilizer which the city can sell. 

One of the major tourist destinations in the country for its cool climate and friendly people, the city caters to millions of visitors yearly.

The population has doubled over the past years mainly due to tourism, education, and business that basic needs of food, shelter, and water has also increased.

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