DENR says Manila Bay water quality improves but still not good enough for bathing, swimming
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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said water quality in Manila Bay continues to improve more than two years after launching the ambitions P47-billion, 7-year “Battle for Manila Bay” rehabilitation program. Inspired by the significant decline in the level of fecal coliform level in Manila Bay, Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, also chairman of the Manila Bay Interagency Task Force, vowed to continue the government’s efforts to clean the waters of the historic bay. This after water samples were taken last February 8, 2021 from 21 stations surrounding the Manila Bay have shown significantly lower fecal coliform from the annual average of 7.16 million most probable number per 100 milliliters (mpn/100ml) in 2020 to only 4.87 million mpn/100ml at present.
Mayuga, J. L. (2021, February 19). DENR says Manila Bay water quality improves but still not good enough for bathing, swimming. Business Mirror, p. A4.
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Water quality; Public health; Bathing; Swimming; Environmental restoration; Bays; Water samples; Faecal coliforms; Water pollution; Beach nourishment; Coliforms; Legislation; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Manila Bay Interagency Task Force; Manila Yacht Club; Cimatu, Roy A.; Manila Bay
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