Following completion of the terms of reference (TOR) and agreements with the Cagayan de Oro Water District (COWD), Cagayan de Oro City is actively seeking a private sector partner to implement a design-build-operate (DBO) contract for its septage management program. The contract will require the private proponent to design and construct a treatment facility, purchase and operate the desludging trucks, and implement a comprehensive program for scheduled desludging of septic tanks in the city. The city government will approve a comprehensive citywide septage management ordinance and develop a targeted promotion campaign. The COWD will collect septage treatment fees and use them to pay the private operator. PSA is assisting the Technical Working Group of the City in crafting the ordinance, developing the promotion campaign, and facilitating the development of an optimal institutional arrangement among the partners. The TOR will be published in April.