Construction on new water treatment plant to begin soon

After three years of preparation, Macao Water is slated to commence construction of the Seac Pai Van Water Treatment Plant in Coloane soon.

Covering an area of 17,000 square meters next to Seac Pai Van Reservoir on Estrada do Altinho de Ká Hó, Seac Pai Van Water Treatment Plant will be built with an investment of around MOP1 billion from the city’s water company.

The new water treatment plant is a high-
standard water treatment facility that uses energy-
efficient, emission-reducing intelligent technology to facilitate the city’s water recycling.

At the sidelines of the launch ceremony yesterday, Director of the Marine and Water Bureau Susana Wong estimated that construction of the fourth water supply pipeline will be complete by the end of 2019.

“The mainland water supply company is trying to complete the project by the end of [2019]. Any project progress will be reported to the SAR government, [Macao Water] will stay in close contact with them,” Wong said.

Wong also noted that Macau’s water usage has continuously increased in recent years, and that efforts to save water should be implemented gradually.

“Macau’s population and economy activities are increasing, so it is normal for Cotai [operators’] water usage volume to surge in a short time. The bureau hopes to build Macau into a ‘Saving Water’ city gradually,” Wong added.

Meanwhile, executive director of Macao Water Nacky Kwan announced a 4.2 percent increase in water consumption from January to July this year, and expects a 2 percent rise during the summer holidays.


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