The Sangguniang Panlalawigan ng Bataan presided by Vice Governor Cris Garcia unanimously approved on Monday regular session the establishment of a proper sewage treatment and septage management system in the municipality of Mariveles.
The Ordinance states that the sewage disposal is given attention to help keep the town’s environment safe and prevent the spread of water-borne diseases by safely transporting waste water for treatment.
“The Local Government of Mariveles as part of its shared responsibility promulgates local laws to implement measures to prevent and to control water pollution and to promote health and ensure a balanced ecology”, stated in the ordinance and echoed by Councilor Tito Catipon who authored it.
Government structures, industrial and commercial establishments, and residences will be required of proper sewage treatment and septage system. RA 9725 or Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004 mandates local government units for the management and improvement of water quality in their respective territories.
The Ordinance also states that the Supreme Court issued Mandamus on Manila Bay on 2016 directing 13 government agencies to clean up, rehabilitate, and preserve Manila Bay, and restore and maintain its waters fit for swimming and other forms of contact recreation.
Mariveles is part of Manila Bay area.