MNWD Attends SP Session of Naga
In 2014, the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) of Naga enacted Ordinance No. 2014-076, otherwise known as “The Wastewater Management Ordinance of Naga City”. Said ordinance is pursuant to Section 2 of the Republic Act No. 9275 or Clean Water Act of 2004 consistent with the protection, preservation, and revival of the quality of its fresh, brackish, and marine waters. Through this, the Septage Management Program of the Metropolitan Naga Water District (MNWD) was developed and established.
GM Luansing gave a brief yet detailed presentation on MNWD’s current status specific to the septage program.
MNWD BOD Chairman, Engr. Aman was also given time to state his observations and plan of action under his leadership.
Fast forward to the present, the said program is at the point of its commencement having been completed in November 2020. However, some points have been raised, which calls for clarification hence, the status update as requested by SP Naga through Atty. Mila S.D. Raquid-Arroyo, City Councilor, provided by Resolution No. 2021-477-A, on November 2, 2021 at the Sanggunian Session Hall.
Present during the session were Engr. Emeterio L. Aman, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Engr. Virgilio B. Luansing I, General Manager, and some of the members of the MNWD Management. GM Luansing presented the current status of the Septage Management Program – its facilities, designed operation, and other relevant information including the ongoing household survey, septage fee collection, expenses, secured permits, to name a few.
City Councilor, Atty. Mila S.D. Raquid-Arroyo, giving an introduction of the next agenda –MNWD’s status update on the Septage Management Program.
Issues on alleged financial loss were likewise addressed through a financial analysis giving emphasis on the trends during the height of pandemic when MNWD temporarily suspended its disconnection activities to ensure that all consumers have uninterrupted supply of water. GM Luansing further laid out MNWD’s Statement of Comprehensive Income from 2018-2021, which as of September 2021 has generated a Net Income of ₱8,270,411.68 and a Reserved Fund of ₱67,593,827.44. Suffice to say, safeguarding the welfare of the public is foremost the priority of MNWD, being a service entity and government office.
The session concluded with a favorable response, seeing that MNWD has complied with the requirements and is faithfully implementing its public responsibility. The Sanggunian gave its final comments and recommendations for the project and is looking forward to the start of its operations in the incoming year, so that the people may soon be able to avail of its services. (YMMSavilla)