Manila Water has announced its desludging schedule this July as it encourages its customers to avail of the services to prevent clogging of their septic vaults and to help protect waterways, creeks and rivers from untreated septic tank overflows.
Manila Water assured barangays scheduled this month will not be charged any additional fees to avail of the desludging services.
Manila Water Corporate Communication Affairs Group Head Jeric Sevilla Jr. said customers simply need to coordinate with their respective barangay offices for their siphoning schedules.
“It is important to do septic tank cleaning and siphoning every five to seven years to ensure that the wastewater collected from septic vaults will undergo proper treatment through Manila Water’s septage treatment plants before they are discharged back to creeks and waterways,” Sevilla explained.
Residents of Barangays 766, 770, 772, 780, 782, 783, 792, 793, 866, 869, 873, 874, 875, 876, 894, 896, 898, 899, 903, 904 in the city of Manila; Brgys. Calumpang and Sta. Elena in Marikina City; Brgys. San Miguel and Santa Rosa in Pasig City; Brgys. Blue Ridge A and B, Culiat, Kaunlaran, Laging Handa, Marilag, Matandang Balara and Pansol in Quezon City; Brgy. Tibagan in San Juan; Brgy. Bagumbayan in Taguig; Brgys. Carmona, Poblacion, Santa Cruz and Tejeros in Makati City; Brgy. Addition Hills (Welfareville) in Mandaluyong City; Brgy. Dolores (Upper) in Taytay; Brgys. Dalig and San Isidro in Antipolo; Brgys. Santa Rosa and Santo Nino in Cainta, Rizal, would get a chance to avail of the septic tank cleaning for the month of July.
“If not on the list, please verify the desludging schedule of your barangay by calling the Manila Water Consumer Desk Hotline 1627,” Sevilla added.
Prior to the desludging schedule, Manila Water will also be conducting a census or survey of each location to keep track of the residents’ desludging cycle.
To be more efficient, Manila Water reminded customers to ensure that their septic tanks are already uncovered on the actual day of desludging to expedite the siphoning process.
Manila Water urged its customers to avail of the desludging service even if their septic tanks are not yet full.