Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Facility for the Lilo-an Public Market: A Pilot and Demonstration Activity of the Asian Development Bank

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The municipality of Lilo-an is located in the province of Cebu, Philippines, a short distance away from Cebu City. A once popular tourist attraction for visitors from both Cebu City and abroad due to its beaches and proximity to the City, the area was host to thriving tourist infrastructure services, such as restaurants, beach vendors, and souvenir shops. However, in the years preceding 2004, the beach area was becoming increasingly polluted, with high fecal coliform counts being registered in the coastal waters. This resulted in a sharp drop in tourist activity, which prompted the Lilo-an Municipality and its partners to begin to address the issue by first targeting the major source of water pollution along the beach area: the Lilo-an public market and surrounding residential areas.

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