Lima Water ensures adequate, clean water supply amid pandemic
Aboitiz InfraCapital’s wholly-owned subsidiary Lima Water Corporation (LWC) assured it will continuously provide adequate and clean water supply to 117 industrial manufacturing companies at the Lima Technology Center (LTC) in Lipa-Malvar, Batangas amid the current health crisis.
Globally, health and safety protocols underscore the importance of hygiene, sanitation, and access to adequate and clean water to prevent contamination and spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
In business, water is notably used in various industries for a myriad of purposes, especially sanitation, to keep their operations running despite the threat of the pandemic.
One of Lima Technology Center’s locators which has been ramping up operations after the gradual lifting of lockdown is the manufacturing facility of Japan Tobacco International Asia Manufacturing Corp. As part of a global company that is committed to sustainable growth, JTI is integrating sustainable practices into its day-to-day business activities.
“Apart from our sustainability goals which focus on efficient use of water, as well as reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, waste, and injury rates, our priority is the health and safety of our employees and partners,” said JTI Philippines CAPEX and Projects Manager Michael Jes Sollano.
“With Lima Water’s continuous supply of clean water, JTI can ensure the health and safety of all our associates through proper hand washing and sanitizing of our company premises,” he shared.
The water utility company delivers 24-hour water availability through its own deep well sources and reservoirs while promoting intelligent and responsible water usage among its clients to be able to provide adequate capacity and appropriate water quality in the future.
LWC employs sustainable wastewater treatment technologies and adheres to wastewater effluent standards set by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) to ensure treated wastewater from its locators does not cause degradation of the ecosystem and pose environmental and health risks.
“Now more than ever, it is important for us to ensure that our locators have ample clean water and effective waste management to curb the spread of COVID-19. Keeping the water running at LTC supports the continuing business operations of our locators,” said LWC General Manager Hazele Manalo.
She added that LWC’s end-to-end water and wastewater services are governed by a sustainability policy that is aligned with one of United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals which is ‘Clean Water and Sanitation’ for all.
Manalo said that LWC takes seriously its responsibility to provide adequate and clean water for the long-term in Batangas. It continues to uphold environmental and regulatory standards in sourcing water and treatment of used water prior to discharge. This is further cemented by LWC’s recent achievement of being the country’s first and only industrial park water service provider to be accredited by the DENR as an environmental testing laboratory.