Envirokonsult Equipment and Services, Inc. showed its three solutions to help industries comply with DENR Administrative Order No. 2016-08 at Pollution Control Association of the Philippines, Inc. (PCAPI) Region 4A’s 11th Biennial PCO General Assembly on October 17-19, 2018 at The Bellevue Manila in Alabang.
The DAO 2016-08 or the Water Quality Guidelines and General Effluent Standards of 2016 is in compliance with Section 19e and 19f of the Philippine Clean Water Act which mandates the DENR to enforce, review and revise water quality guidelines as well as review and set effluent standards.
The Water Quality Guidelines is created to maintain and preserve the quality of water based on their intended beneficial use as well as to prevent and abate pollution. Meanwhile, the General Effluent Standards set legal restriction or limitation on quantities, rates, and concentrations of physical, chemical or biological parameters of effluent which an establishment is allowed to discharge into environment.
The order follows the penalties set upon Section 28 of the Clean Water Act such as a fine of PHP10,000 to PHP200,000 for every day of violation.