SUEZ signs contract for wastewater treatment with Maynilad to clean Manila Bay and improve residents’ quality of life.

In a significant partnership resulting from a competitive bidding process, SUEZ and Maynilad, the largest private water concessionaire in the Philippines, are collaborating to lead a transformative wastewater treatment initiative.

This joint effort, supported by the Philippine Government, aims to substantially decrease water pollution in Manila Bay, playing a crucial role in safeguarding the environment and improving the residents’ quality of life.

Manila Bay holds a pivotal position in the country’s economic activities. However, years of untreated sewage discharge and buildup have made it one of the most polluted water bodies in the Philippines.

SUEZ will establish the Central Manila Sewerage System (CMSS) Water Reclamation Facility, demonstrating a strong commitment to environmental restoration and expediting the rehabilitation of Manila Bay.

Situated in the port area of Manila, the treatment facility, capable of processing 180 million liters per day, will ensure that the treated wastewater meets the effluent regulations of the Philippines’ Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), which are comparable to European Union standards.

The rehabilitation efforts will also have a positive impact on Laguna Lake, connected to Manila Bay via the Pasig River and a vital source of drinking water for millions in the region.

The project will utilize SUEZ’s advanced and innovative Cyclor Turbo technologies in the treatment process. These compact, robust, and resilient technologies will optimize facility integrity and quality within a limited space, conserving land and reducing the overall environmental footprint through low power consumption.

Furthermore, SUEZ will oversee the rehabilitation of the aging Tondo Sewage Pumping Plant, and a conveyance system will be constructed as part of the CMSS to transport raw wastewater from customers to the treatment facility.

Launched in January 2024 and scheduled for completion in 2027, the CMSS project aims to improve the lives of approximately 1 million people across a vast 2,820-hectare area.

Ramoncito Fernandez, President and CEO of Maynilad, stated, “The Central Manila Sewerage System is one of the major projects that Maynilad is pursuing in line with its commitment to help rehabilitate and protect Manila Bay. Through this monumental endeavor, we seek to enhance the quality of life by ensuring cleaner waterways and healthier communities.”

Sabrina Soussan, Chairman and CEO of SUEZ, remarked, “This contract marks a significant milestone for SUEZ. The upcoming Central Manila Sewerage System project showcases our expertise in preserving water resources through innovative and resilient technologies. I am thankful to Maynilad for entrusting us with this mission to empower them in driving the ecological transformation.”

Source :SUEZ Group

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