Sanitary Land Fill project now 70% accomplished PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 10:58

The phase I of the City’s Sanitary Land Fill (SLF) project in barangay Salaan is in full swing with physical accomplishment of 70 percent as of June 20.

Mayor Celso Lobregat expressed confidence that the project will be fully completed on or before the end of this year.

The SLF will serve as the City’s final waste disposal facility. It has a total land area of 10.6 hectares that would accommodate the City’s solid waste disposal for at least 10 years.

The phase I of the project costs over P64 million and includes the detailed design of the entire sanitary landfill facility and the construction of some of the operation facilities such as landfill area/ waste retaining facility, liner facility, leachate collection facility and leachate treatment facility.

The other management and supporting facilities that include the construction of drainage system, road, fence, administrative office and equipment/repair bay and guardhouse at SLF, gas venting and ground monitoring wells are under bidding process.

Mayor Celso Lobregat together with Councilor Eddie Saavedra, Councilor-elect BG Guingona, City Environment and Natural Resources Officer Engr. Rey Gonzales, City Health Officer Rodel Agbulos, City Engineer Luis Despalo and Salaan barangay officials recently inspected the area to look into the progress of the project.

“This is phase I or cell 1 (of SLF) covers around 2 hectares and it is now 65-70% complete. This will have a lifespan of about 2-3 years”, Lobregat said.

Located in Salaan, 15 kilometers east of this City, the SLF is designed, constructed, operated and maintained in a manner that exerts engineering controls to mitigate significant potential environmental impacts arising from the development and operation of the facility.

It shall include all associated infrastructures, support facilities and phased development of landfill cells with associated engineering and environmental management system, at least one cell for the disposal of solid waste with approximately 240,000 cubic meters of void space (minimum) for waste (excluding cover materials) based on an estimated average waste disposal/ input of 200 tons per day and compacted density of o.75 tons/ cubic meter.  — Sheila Covarrubias