Lufthansa Technik, Phils (LTP). And MacroAsia Properties Development Corporation(MAPDC) inaugurated last January the Reclaimed Water System.
An initiative of MAPDC and supported by LTP, the system reclaims some 100 to 180 cubic meters of wastewater from aircraft wastewater and the compound’s sewage, after which water can be used in cleaning the facility, washing aircrafts, as well as for toilets and watering needs for plants.
MAPDC President Christopher Lu bared that the next step would be the establishment of a“living pond with fish and plants’ making use of recycled water that would be a visual testament to the cleanliness of the water reclaimed.”
PEZA Director General Lilia de Lima, LLDA Research and Development Division Chief Adelina Santos-Borja, and First Philippine Industrial Park Director and Philippine Ecozone Association President Hector Dimacali graced the occasion.
In her remarks, Ms. De Lima noted that MAPDC and LTP undertook the project even if it was not mandatory for them to do so and referred to MAPDC and LTP as good citizens who set their sights towards environmentally beneficial outcome. Projects such as this, de Lima said, lessens the need for having to draw out fresh water from heavily depleted water sources in the country.
LLDA Research and Development Division Chief Adelina Santos-Borja agreed on the unburdening of the environment through projects like the Reclaimed Water System. She emphasized that this helps lighten the load for Laguna Lake. She said that the lake, which is considered as the country’s largest natural water treatment facility is at present heavily stressed although oxygen levels are still within acceptable range.