Mother Earth Launches Promo Campaign on Septage Management in Mandaluyong

To help the Manila Water Company increase the number of customers that have their septic tanks desludged, MEF launched a promotions campaign in two (2) barangays in Mandaluyong that had the lowest rate of desludging in 2011.

While Manila Water provides septic tank desludging services every five (5) years, customers do not sign up for fear of extra charges.  MEF, together with the Mataas na Paaralan ng Neptali A. Gonzales (MPNAG) distributed informative calendars to Brgys. Mauway and Malamig in Mandaluyong. MEF also distributed water bill discount coupons to the first 50 residents that signed up for desludging.

Using the USAID ECO-Asia’s 10 Step Toolkit, the campaign resulted in a 65% increase in the number of households that had their septic tanks desludged during the three-week desludging period in February 2012.  This will greatly contribute to the sanitation and cleanup of the historic Pasig River and Manila Bay.