Manila Water Co. (MWC) is building what would be the Philippines’ largest sewage-treatment plant in a move to improve urban green and sustainability works.

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The Ayala Corp.-owned company, supplier of water to half of the Philippines’ most populous city, said it broke ground today on the water-treatment facility that will have a 100 million liter (26.4 million gallons) a day capacity, InterAksyon reported. The plant in metropolitan Manila’s eastern Pasig area is targeted for completion by December 2016.

Manila Water’s North and South Pasig Sewerage System could provide treatment services to about 650,000 residents of Pasig and nearby cities, the online news provider said. It didn’t say how much the project would cost.