Green Filters Showcase for the Philippines:
A Pilot Implementation of Constructed Wetland System
for Domestic Wastewater Treatment and Reuse in Green Village
The Green Filters Project aimed to demonstrate a method of treating domestic waste using a technology that employs natural and local resources. Specifically, its objectives were to:
- Provide an economically- and ecologically-sound alternative technology for treating domestic waste before it is released to the waterway;
- Contribute to food and water security in the community;
- Establish a model for economically- and ecologically-sound alternative technology for treating domestic waste in the area; and
- Increase the awareness of local communities and the LGUs on the problems caused by pollution and its effects on people and the natural ecosystems.
The project site is at the Green Village in Caluan, Laguna. The village will be the Training Center of Life Project for Youth (LP4Y – Philippines) for the social and professional integration of young adults in extreme poverty and exclusion.
The Project was launched on 04 August 2016 at the Green Village site in Barangay Dayap, Calauan, Laguna. The event, which coincided with the blessing of the whole site, was attended by the Project partners, Village Association Officials, the Local Government of Calauan and the families and beneficiaries of the project.