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Improved wastewater treatment seen

CLARK FREEPORT — The Clark Water Corporation (CWC) on Thursday rolled out its Wastewater Treatment Plant Efficiency Improvement Project as an initial step for its compliance to government’s regulation on water treatment.

With the support and directive of the Clark Development Corporation (CDC), the CWC carried out its preliminary steps to adhere to the requirements stipulated in the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR) Administrative Order 2016-08 and for the renewal of its discharge permit.

The desludging of the existing Anaerobic and Facultative Ponds is also a response to the demands of DENR- Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) Region 3 to renew the discharge permit of CWC.

CDC president and CEO Manuel Gaerlan, in a statement, said that the program signals a significant action on the part of CWC and the state-owned firm to meet all the instructions of the EMB R3.

The desludging activity was also initiated due to the ultimatum given by EMB R3 insinuating that a cease-and-desist order will be issued by their office if CWC does not start with the initial steps.

To continuously support and to help facilitate the timely compliance of CWC to the requirements of DENR-EMB, the CDC has also recently presented a cost-effective technology to address the standards set in DAO 2016-08.

The technology is a hybrid wastewater treatment system that incorporates microbe (bio) remediation and reed bed technology and the system is designed to be environmentally friendly, takes low maintenance cost, and certified by the Department of Science and Technology (DoST) as a green technology.

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