Philippines Tourism Spurs Water Crises
In 2004, the Philippine Clean Water Act (No. 9275) was put into effect, establishing water quality management as well as a mandate for the development of wastewater reuse standards for irrigation and fertilizer production.
Only about 10% of sewage in the Philippines is treated. This could be because islands are ill-suited to centralized water and wastewater treatment, which has been the standard for decades. But islands are ideal for decentralized treatment, which brings treatment to where it’s needed, eliminating costly piping infrastructure. And, because of their compact size, decentralized treatment plants can be situated in a way that preserves the ambiance of tourist areas.
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