Isabela City now a pioneer in septic mgt in Mindanao PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 14:00

Isabela City pioneered in septage management as it breaks ground for its very own septage treatment plant in Barangay Tablawan today (April 21), the first of its kind in Mindanao.

This program, expected to benefit about 47,000 residents, was supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Water Security for Resilient Economic Growth or Be Secure Project.

On January 22 this year, the city council passed its septic ordinance, known to be the first ever in Mindanao.    This legislation is expected to open up opportunities for more water supply and sanitation-related policies and programs.

Expected to grace today’s groundbreaking ceremonies are provincial and municipal local government officials, personalities from the Isabela City Water District and the Local Water Utilities Administration, the military, officials from the USAID Be Secure Project, the Philippine Business for Social Progress and other non-government organizations.