September 16, 2010
Santa Ana, Manila Public Market
The 27 kilometer long Pasig River was once a source of livelihood for fishermen and drinking water for locals. Today, the river is biologically dead due to garbage and untreated sewage from many sources including public markets.
On September 16 at 10 a.m., the Sta. Ana Public Market Wastewater Treatment Facility will be inaugurated. This new treatment facility will fully treat wastewater coming from the market before it enters the Pasig River. This will benefit not only the people living along the river, but also those who fish or swim in Manila Bay. This new facility was built by MMDA and City of Manila with assistance from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-Rotary Pasig River Improvement Project.
Attending the Inauguration will be Manila Mayor Alfredo S. Lim, MMDA Chairman Francis N. Tolentino, Chief of the Office of Energy & Environment, USAID Rolf Anderson and Past Rotary International Director Rafael G. Hechanova.
The Inauguration will be held at the Sta. Ana Ferry Station, located behind the Public Market, at 10:00 am. There will be persons to direct attendees to the location. For more information, please contact Lisa Lumbao of USAID Philippine Sanitation Alliance at tel. no. 819-0687 or 0917-892-2989.