Manila Water activates purple hydrants to assist BFP-NCR

IN PHOTO: The Purple Hydrant at the UP Diliman Campus during its inauguration and symbolic commissioning on April 17, 2024.

 The company’s other purple hydrants are installed within the facilities of the Marikina North Sewage Treatment Plant, Ilugin Sewage Treatment Plant in Pasig, and Poblacion Sewage Treatment Plant in Makati.

Manila Water has installed four purple hydrants utilizing reclaimed water in the East Zone of Metro Manila to augment its assistance to the Bureau of Fire Protection-National Capital Region (BFP-NCR).

The purple hydrants are designed to tap effluent water or wastewater that has been treated from the company’s sewage treatment plants for non-potable uses, such as supplying water to BFP during fire emergencies.

Manila Water’s purple hydrants are designed to tap effluent water from the company’s wastewater treatment plants for non-potable uses, such as supplying water to BFP during fire emergencies.

Currently, the purple hydrants are installed within the facilities of the Marikina North Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), Ilugin Sewage Treatment Plant in Pasig, and Poblacion Sewage Treatment Plant in Makati, while another one is installed at the UP Diliman campus, which sources treated wastewater from the UP STP.

The pilot set of purple hydrants aims to save the metropolis’ clean water supply, especially during summer, while still providing the BFP and fire volunteers with water for firefighting.

“We appreciate [these purple hydrants]. You [Manila Water] are one of the pillars of the Philippine economy because water sustains growth and development in the country. In fire safety, on the other hand, we consider you as our partners,” Fire Senior Superintendent Jerome T. Reano, BFP-NCR Assistant Regional Director for Administration, said in Filipino during his welcoming remarks at the inauguration of the purple hydrant at the UP Diliman campus.

The East Zone concessionaire has been supporting BFP-NCR’s firefighting and safety efforts by regularly prepping and maintaining over 3,200 yellow wet-barrel hydrants. Furthermore, the company’s addition of the purple hydrants not only further bolsters its commitment to fire safety but also promotes water efficiency through water recycling.

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