Boracay Water celebrates 6th year, more programs to protect the island underway

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Boracay Water marks six years of providing water and used water services in support of realizing a sustainable environment for the country’s premier island tourist destination, Boracay.

Since it took over the operations from the Boracay Water and Sewerage System from the Philippine Tourism Authority in 2010, Boracay Water has made clean, safe, reliable potable water supply available to 6,379 service connections to meet the demands of residents, businesses, commercial establishments and 1,560,106 tourists that visit the Island yearly. It has also pioneered the installation of a large submarine pipe that connects the Island to a clean water source in Caticlan where supply is distributed via a network of more than 65 kilometers transmission and distribution lines.

With 100 percent of the Island already provided with water 24/7 water supply, the company continues to promote proper used water management through the continuous expansion of its used water services. By middle of 2016, the completion of Boracay Water’s Manocmanoc Sewage Treatment Plant is expected to raise used water service coverage in the Island to 61% from the current 35%. The facility has the capacity to process five million liters of water per day (MLD) which will ensure that treated domestic used water is safe for marine life and suitable for recreational activities. Currently, the Balabag Sewage Treatment Plant with a capacity of 6.5 MLD fulfills the used water needs of the Island consistent with the SB Standards of the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources.

Boracay Water consistently remains compliant with the stringent measures of the Philippine National Standards of Drinking Water to ensure that the water it delivers is safe and potable.

Boracay Water is a company formed through a 25-year concession agreement between Manila Water Philippine Ventures and TIEZA in 2009 and remains steadfast in its efforts to protect and sustain the pristine waters of the Island, particularly, the water and used water requirements of the three barangays of Manocmanoc, Balabag, and Yapak.