The commencement of works related to Maynilad’s upgrading of its Dagat-Dagatan Sewage Treatment Plant to CAMANA (Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas) Water Reclamation Facility broke ground on 11 November 2019. The plant would be built on a 16-hectare lot along Dagat-dagatan Avenue Extension in Barangay Maypajo, Caloocan City.
Administrator Emmanuel Salamat acknowledged the efforts of the many officials gathered at the plant’s site to witness the groundbreaking as he expressed optimism that the new technology in Maynilad’s wastewater management will uplift the health condition which is vital to the communities and the economy.
The plans for the upgraded treatment plant were designed to comply with the stringent water quality requirements under DENR Administrative Order No 2016-08 or the Water Quality Guidelines and General Effluent Standards.
MWSS is pushing for the acceleration of sanitation and sewerage projects to attain 100% coverage by the end of the Concessionaires’ 30-year concession period. The P10.5 billion CAMANA treatment facility will increase Maynilad’s sewerage coverage to 47%, up from only 6% in 2006. Once completed, the plant will be capable of treating about 205 million liters of wastewater per day before its discharge to Maypajo Creek, which drains out to Manila Bay. About 1.2 million Maynilad customers in barangays of South Caloocan, Malabon, and Navotas will be served as they are connected to the 85 kilometers new sewer lines that will be laid from the households and establishments to the facility.