Problem Statement of Sanitary Sewer in the Philippines:
According to the studies administered by the World Bank, there is less than 10% of the entire population of the Philippines that has access to sanitary sewer (wastewater) with adequate treatment facilities, mostly in the urban areas. The rest of wastewater ends up going directly into the ground, and also the water bodies like rivers, lakes and sea bodies, which caused unnecessary contamination of the country's water resources. This is resulting to over $1.4 billion USD per year (year 2005 values) of health care cost due to water-born deceases. This leads to productivity loss to the country of over $900 billion USD due premature deaths. The tourism industry losses billions of dollars of potential revenue per year due to inadequate sanitary sewer treatment facilities.