Manila Water, a sewerage service provider, has completed the East Avenue Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in Quezon City as part of its commitment to intensify wastewater management in Metro Manila's East Zone.

The East Avenue STP representing a total investment of PHP400m under the World Bank-assisted Manila Third Sewerage Project (MTSP), has the capacity to treat as much as 16 million liters of domestic wastewater daily before discharging it back to creeks and rivers.

The treated wastewater from the East Avenue STP is expected to serve 74,000 residents from Brgy. Central, parts of Project 2, Project 3, Brgy. Pinyahan, Teacher’s Village and the adjacent government offices and institutions.

East Avenue STP is the latest of 36 total existing wastewater treatment facilities completed and operated by Manila Water throughout the concession area in partnership with Manila Water, the Quezon City local government and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Manila Water expects to complete three more STPs this year under the MTSP program, including Poblacion STP in Makati, Pinagsama STP in Taguig and Project 6 STP in Quezon City to revive Metro Manila’s waterways which are now considered biologically dead or unsuitable to marine life.

The company also plans to implement a 100% sewerage coverage program called the 3-River Master Plan to restore the water quality of the three major rivers in Metro Manila-Pasig, San Juan and Marikina and ultimately clean up Manila Bay.