Revival of Filthy River Flows from Changed Habits

Inter Press Service: While more developed countries consider waterfronts prime property, most Filipinos have regarded rivers and creeks as their "backyard" and sewage system. Over 60 percent of the pollution of an historic and major waterway, the Pasig River, comes from untreated direct discharge of domestic waste, says the Philippine environmental department's Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC). As a result, the Pasig, which connects two bays in this South-east Asian country, was ......

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