Clark firms launch desludging activity to meet EMB ultimatum
The Clark Water Corp. and Clark Development Corporation have rolled out the Wastewater Treatment Plant Efficiency Improvement Project inside the Clark Freeport in compliance with the government’s regulation on water treatment, according to the Philippine Information Agency.
The desludging activity was initiated “due to the ultimatum given by Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) to renew CWC’s discharge permit, and prevent the issuance of a cease-and-desist order,” the report said.
“We acknowledge the importance of this project as this signal a significant action on the part of CWC and the state-owned firm to meet all the instructions of the EMB Region 3,” CDC President and CEO Manuel Gaerlan was quoted as saying.
In compliance to the EMB requirements, CDC also presented a cost-effective technology using hybrid wastewater treatment system that incorporates microbe (bio) remediation and reed bed technology, the report said.
Gaerlan said the system is designed to be environmentally friendly, takes low maintenance cost, and is certified by the Department of Science and Technology as a green technology.
“It would not require major construction works and is estimated to only take a four-month project timeline for full adoption,” he said.
“The modular and portable design of our proposed microbe remediation is also patented in various countries such as the United States, China, Indonesia, Europe, Japan, Australia, Canada, and Korea,” he added.
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