LLDA, Manila Water sign agreement for improvement of water supply in Rizal

September 13, 2013 9:13 am 

MANILA, Sept. 12 — Presidential Adviser for Environmental Protection and LLDA General Manager Nereus Acosta has signed an agreement with Manila Water Company, Inc. .

The agreement allows extraction and use of water from the Laguna Lake to service several municipalities in Rizal Province, particularly Cainta, Taytay, Angono, Binangonan, Cardona, Teresa, Morong, Baras, Tanay, Pililia and Jalajala.

The agency, in a press statement, said it has been implementing the Resource User Fee for the abstraction or extraction and use of the Laguna Lake surface water. In connection with the implementation of RUF, LLDA issues water permits to companies and establishments, such as the MWCI, that use the Lake’s water as part of their operations.

Through its mandate by virtue of Republic Act No. 4850, the LLDA Board of Directors issued a resolution Declaring the Establishment and Operation of Water Permitting, Registration and Monitoring System for the Extraction of the Lake Waters of Laguna de Bay and Other Bodies of Waters within the Laguna de Bay Region which empowers the agency to collect RUF from businesses.

The fee includes Fixed Fees, Variable Fees and Minimum Guarantee Payments.

Companies such as MWCI are obliged to pay such fees, which includes the contributions to the implementation of the Clean Water Act (R.A. 9275). (PNA)

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