Manila Water Company Inc. is constructing the P2.5-billion Hinulugang Taktak Sewerage System Project, which includes a 16-million-liter-per-day sewage treatment plant and four-kilometer combined sewer network in Antipolo City.
The company said about 30 percent of the Hinulugang Taktak STP was finished, with work on a pumping station, a force main network and a gravity network already underway. The construction is expected to be completed by December 2025.
The construction of the STP is the result of a usufruct agreement between Manila Water and Antipolo City’s local government unit in 2020. The agreement covers the use of the 8,646-square-meter property of the Antipolo LGU along Taktak Road in Barangay Santa Cruz, as the build site.
Manila Water wastewater supply headline project manager Joyce General said the massive improvement of the sewerage system would also help rehabilitate the Hinulugang Taktak Falls, one of the city’s popular tourist destinations.
By 2037, the completed network is expected to serve 160,692 residents of Antipolo City’s Barangay dela Paz, Barangay San Isidro, Barangay San Roque, and Barangay San Jose.