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'Green' wastewater plant to be built in Subic

PHYTO VORTEX TECHNOLOGY Representatives from Subicwater, Department of Science and Technology, and the Technological Institute of the Philippines attend the ground breaking ceremony at Cubi, Subic on Friday, March 25, 2022.

SUBIC, Zambales: A new "green" wastewater treatment plant will be constructed by Subicwater together with the Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP) and the Department of Science and Technology (DoST), with the aim of creating a cost-effective way to treat wastewater and its effluents.

The treatment plant will be the first of its kind in the Philippines as it will use a technology called "Phyto Vortex," which will separate wastewater and its effluents, or the sediment that remained in the wastewater.

Coupled with the use of indigenous Filipino plants, the aim is to extract the nutrients coming from the effluent sediments to be discharged to the environment while bringing back some form of wastewater that could be reused as irrigation or as flushing water.

Subicwater will use as a pilot site its own wastewater facility located near the old campus of The Manila Times College in Upper Cubi, which was constructed during the time American forces were in the freeport zone.

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