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    P139 million earmarked to put up City Camp sewerage plant

    Some one hundred thirty nine pesos was earmarked by the Cordillera office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH-CAR) to bankroll the construction of a state-of-the-art sewerage treatment plant within the Camp Lagoon to cater to the sewerage treatment of residents in the nearby fifteen barangays.

    Engr. Edgar Enriquez, DPWH-CAR assistant chief of the planning division, said the agency is awaiting the pertinent documents from the city government to allow the conduct of the required public bidding in order to ascertain the qualified contractor to implement the programmed project to address the sewerage treatment of discharges from residents within the beneficiary barangays.

    Among the barangays that will benefit from the implementation of the seepage plant coupled with the construction of the sewerage treatment plant include Palma-Urbano, MRR Queen of Peace, City Camp Proper, City Camp Central, Lower Rock Quarry, Middle Rock Quarry, Upper Rock Quarry, Upper Quirino-Magsaysay, Lourdes Subdivision Proper, Lower Lourdes Subdivision, Lourdes Subdivision Extension, Dominican-Mirador, Kayang Extension, Camp Filipino and parts of Quezon Hill.

    The new sewerage treatment plant to be built within the City Camp Lagoon area will have a capacity of at least 7,800 cubic meters of water daily in order to prevent residents in the area from wilfully discharging their sewerage water into the various waterways in the area.

    Ramirez cited the sewerage treatment plant will be constructed within a safe place near the City Camp Lagoon area to make sure that it will not be affected once the volume of water in the lagoon tunnel will rise. Dexter See / ABN