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Republic Act No.

9275
The Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004
aims to protect the countrys water bodies
from pollution from land-based sources
(industries and commercial
establishments, agriculture and
community/household activities).
provides for a comprehensive and
integrated strategy to prevent and
minimize pollution through a multisectoral and participatory approach
involving all the stakeholders.

Highlights of the Clean Water


Act
Management of water quality will either be
based on watershed, river basin or water
resources region.
Water quality management areas which affect
the reaction and diffusion of pollutants in water
bodies are to be designated by the DENR in
coordination with the National Water Resources
Board (NWRB).
All owners or operators of facilities that
discharge wastewater are required to get a
permit to discharge from the DENR.

Highlights of the Clean Water


Act
Anyone discharging wastewater into a
water body will have to pay a wastewater
charge.
All possible dischargers are required to put
up an environmental guarantee fund
(EGF) as part of their environmental
management plan. The EGF will finance
the conservation of watersheds and
aquifers, and the needs of emergency
response, clean up or rehabilitation.

Highlights of the Clean Water


Act
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH),
in coordination with local government units will prepare a
national program on sewage and septage management
not later than 12 months from effectivity of this Act.
LGUs are to provide the land including road right of the
way for the construction of sewage and/or septage
treatment facilities and raise funds for the operations and
maintenance of said facilities.
The Department of Health (DOH) will formulate
guidelines and standards for the collection, treatment
and disposal of sewage as well as the guidelines for the
establishment and operation of centralized sewage
treatment system.

Prohibited Acts under R.A.


9275
Among others, the Act prohibits the following:
Discharging or depositing any water pollutant to the water body, or such which will impede natural
flow in the water body
Discharging, injecting or allowing to enter into the soil, anything that would pollute groundwater
Operating facilities that discharge regulated water pollutants without the valid required permits
Disposal of potentially infectious medical waste into sea by vessels
Unauthorized transport or dumping into waters of sewage sludge or solid waste.
Transport, dumping or discharge of prohibited chemicals, substances or pollutants listed under
Toxic Chemicals, Hazardous and Nuclear
Wastes Control Act (Republic.Act No. 6969)
Discharging regulated water pollutants without the valid required discharge permit pursuant to this
Act
Noncompliance of the LGU with the Water Quality Framework and Management Area Action Plan
Refusal to allow entry, inspection and monitoring as well as access to reports and records by the
DENR in accordance with this Act
Refusal or failure to submit reports and/or designate pollution control officers whenever required by
the DENR in accordance with this Act
Directly using booster pumps in the distribution system or tampering with the water supply in such
a way to alter or impair the water quality
Operate facilities that discharge or allow to seep, willfully or through grave negligence, prohibited
chemicals, substances, or pollutantslisted under R.A. No. 6969, into water bodies.
Undertake activities or development and expansion of projects, or operating wastewater
treatment/sewerage facilities in violation of P.D.1586 and its IRR.

FINES AND PENALTIES


OFFENSE
1. Discharging untreated
wastewater into any water
body
2. Failure to undertake clean-up
operations willfully

FINE AND PENALTY


Php 10,000.00 to 200,000.00 for
every day of violation
imprisonment of 2 to 4 years
PLUS a fine of Php 50,000.00 to
100,000.00 for every day of
violation

3. Failure or refusal to clean up Imprisonment of 6 years and 1


which results in serious
day to 12 years PLUS Php
injury or loss of life or lead to 500,000/day for each day the
irreversible water
contamination or omission
contamination of surface,
continues
ground, coastal and marine
In cases
water of gross violation, a fine of not less than Php

500,000 but not more than Php 3,000,000 will be imposed


for each day of violation. Criminal charges may also be filed.