Manila Water empties over 117,000 septic tanks in 2023

By: Antonio Inares
2 days ago

For 2023, East Zone concessionaire Manila Water has emptied a total of 117,075 septic tanks in its service area through its intensified desludging caravan.

Manila Water emptied a total of 117,075 septic tanks in its service area last year through its intensified desludging caravan.

MANILA, Philippines – Manila Water emptied a total of 117,075 septic tanks in its service area last year through its intensified desludging caravan.

As part of its regulatory compliance and commitment to sustainability, Manila Water provides monthly desilting services to its customers to ensure that household wastewater is properly treated before being discharged into water bodies.

Prior to the scheduled desilting, Manila Water also conducts hygiene information, education and communication sessions to inform customers about the public health and environmental benefits of desilting.

Customers are urged to attend these IECs and avail the desilting services.

April schedule

This April, Manila Water's desilting trucks will tour the barangays of Bahay Toro, Botocan, Mariana, Socorro, Tagumpay, Teachers Village East, West Crame, Vasra and Ugong Norte in Quezon City; 763, 768, 771, 779, 805 and 807; Barangay Pag-asa, New Light, Evening and Mauway in Mandaluyong City; Barangay Bel-Air, San Lorenzo and Pio Del Pilar in Makati City; Barangay Pinagsama in Taguig City; Barangay Manggahan in Pasig City; and Barangay Sta. Lucia in San Juan City.

Barangays Cupang, San Jose and San Roque in Antipolo City; San Jose, Manggahan and Burgos in Montalban; San Vicente in Angono; and San Juan in Taytay will also be visited by Manila Water's desilting caravan next month.

For free

Manila Water also reminds its customers that there is no additional cost for the regular desilting service.

“If our customers from the scheduled barangays come across anyone charging for desilting service, please do not do business with them and report it to us immediately,” said Jeric Sevilla, head of Manila Water’s Corporate Communication Affairs Group.

Customers can contact or call their respective barangay councils Manila Water Customer Service Hotline 1627 for the exact schedule for the visit of the desilting caravan to their community.

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