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Lima Water Laboratory Gets DENR Accreditation

The laboratory services unit of Lima Water Corporation (LWC) was recently accredited as an environmental testing laboratory of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), affirming LWC’s commitment to outstanding water quality testing standards in its Batangas facility.

DENR and Integrated Chemists of the Philippines representatives led by DENR Laboratory Inspection and Assessment Team Chairman Roger Evangelista (fourth from right) with the LWC Team led by Head of Lab Bryan Viernes (second from right) at the LWC office post-assessment on January 24, 2020

LWC’s laboratory, which monitors and tests the quality of water and wastewater in the LIMA Technology Center (LTC), passed the stringent assessment of DENR conducted in the first quarter of 2020. The accreditation was conferred to LWC on June 30, 2020 and is valid for three years.

“DENR’s accreditation is a validation of LWC’s certified quality approach to ensuring that the treated water produced by our facilities pass the country’s strict environmental standards. We will continue to uphold this approach as we expand our operations,” said LWC General Manager Hazele Manalo.
LWC’s top-grade laboratory aims to ensure that the water it provides meets Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water, and that wastewater treatment is fully compliant with environmental regulations

Aside from demonstrating LWC’s high standards on the quality and accuracy of the physico-chemical testing results it generates, the accreditation also designates the laboratory as a qualified and competent service provider. This will allow LWC to conduct internal testing for regulatory reports and provide support services to LTC locators for their own water discharge analysis requirements.

LWC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aboitiz InfraCapital, is the only water services provider for an industrial park that has been granted such accreditation by DENR. It services LIMA Estate, a 700-hectare mixed-use development in Lipa-Malvar, Batangas which hosts 111 industrial locators.

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