The General Santos City Water District (GSCWD) held Thursday, November 14, the groundbreaking of its new Septage Treatment Facility at Purok Udagre, Barangay Conel.
Mayor Ronnel Rivera, and other officials from the local and national government and USAID-SURGE, graced the event.
The P125-million project aims to ensure and promote the health and safety of the people, the city government said.
The facility will be used for treating and disposing of septage from septic tanks, it added.
GSCWD Department Manager Francisco Alolod said the project has three components: Acceptance Unit, Secondary, and Tertiary Treatment Facilities with the capacity of 80 cubic meters per day.
He also said that 6,880 septic tanks will be desludged annually. #