Puerto Princesa City Water District General Manager Walter Laurel and Board of Director Chair Atty. Winston Gonzales sign the tripartite agreement for septage services payment collection via Zoom on August 2, 2021. | Photo from PPCWD Facebook page

The Puerto Princesa City Water District (PPCWD) has entered into a tripartite agreement for septage fee collection services with Puerto Princesa Water Reclamation and Learning Center (PPWRLC), and the City Government of Puerto Princesa that will start on the month of October.

PPCWD information officer Jenn Rausa said the agreement is part of the septage and sewerage management project in compliance with Republic Act 9275 or “Philippine Clean Water Act” and Ordinance No. 737, also known as “Septage Management Program in Puerto Princesa City.”

The septage and sewerage project is scheduled for completion in August and will operate by September.

“Kung September ang operation, October bill magri-reflect ‘yong septage fee. Lahat kasama including commercial establishments, ang ‘di lang kasama ay ‘yong mga establishment na may sariling treatment facility,” she said.

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The PPWRLC will operate the project through the innovative economical Septage and Sewerage Treatment Plant (ieSSTP) presently being constructed at the city baywalk.

The PPCWD, on the other hand, will be the collecting agent, wherein the monthly user fee is P2 per cubic meter of water consumed, in accordance with the City Ordinance No. 737.

Rausa added that the PPCWD will attach information about the project on bills to be released and will also disseminate details of the project online.

In a previous story, the water district stated that it is part of their mandate as a water supply provider to assure that the bodies of water will not be contaminated by wastewater.

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