December 6, 2022

Owners of water refilling stations, water supply systems, desludgers, crematory, and memorial parks have been reminded to apply or renew their operational permit as well as Environmental Sanitation Clearance at the Department of Health-Cordillera.

In Advisory 2021-015 dated May 27, the DOH reminded provincial and municipal sanitary inspectors to inform owners of these enterprises of the schedule of the application for new and renewal permits.

The application for renewal of operational permit and environmental sanitation clearance is set from Oct. 21 to Dec. 15 while the application for the initial operational permit and environmental sanitation clearance Jan. 1, 2021 to Dec. 31, 2021 or any time this year.

The requirements for securing initial operational permit for water refilling stations are two sets of as built plans and specifications of the station signed and prepared by a private licensed sanitary engineer and two sets of engineer’s report or feasibility study prepared by a sanitary engineer containing the introduction or background information, statement of the problems, present and future areas served with population data, water supply source quality and quantity, water purification process, maintenance procedures, basic design data, pumping capacity, water storage and delivery system, flexibility of operation, and sanitary engineer’s findings and recommendations.

Applicants must also submit a photocopy of the latest water analysis results for Raw and Product Water performed by DOH-accredited laboratory containing the results of monthly bacterial analysis, physico-chemical analysis (every six months) and radiological analysis (as the need arises); photocopy of the Certificate of Potability of Water, Certified Water Operators Training Course (40 hours), Certificate of Product Registration of Purification Equipment (DOH accredited), Department of Trade and Industry registration, Professional Regulations Commission ID with latest PTR, and two specimen signatures of private sanitary engineer.

Applicants must also submit a photo of purification equipment, delivery vehicle, and water refilling station (interior and exterior), operation permit fee of P2,600 paid at DOH-Cordillera.

Applicants for the renewal of permits must present the original Operational Permit and updated water laboratory results of monthly bacteriological results and physico-chemical results conducted every six months.

For details and inquiries, contact Engr. Nelson Nara at 0921-497-4248.

Operational permit and Environmental Sanitation Clearance for water refilling stations is mandated under Environmental and Occupational Health program to improve and contribute in achieving the national objectives for health targets and Sustainable Development Goals by 2022. – Jessa Samidan