FOR STP CONSTRUCTION | City hall orders shutdown of Manila Zoo
1 month ago
JANUARY 22, 2019 — The City of Manila has ordered on Tuesday the temporary shutdown of the Manila Zoo within the week, according to city administrator Atty. Ericson Alcovendaz.
The order comes after the discovery that the establishment lacks a sewage treatment plant (STP), after a Department of Environment and Natural Resources inspection last January 11.
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The Manila Zoo was identified as a major pollutant in the river system that drains into the Manila Bay due to the absence of a treatment facility.
Alcovendaz says the closure will give way to the construction of the zoo’s sewer lines.
The Manila Zoo administration and city hall say the animals will remain inside the premises while all the waste will go to a temporary septic tank during the construction of the STP.
Some employees will continue to work in the zoo while others may be assigned to other facilities during the closure.