The USAID Philippine Sanitation Alliance (PSA) was a four-year project that worked with LGUs, water districts and private sector partners to develop affordable ways to protect biodiversity and reduce public health risks through improved sanitation. Cities, water districts and private companies built 41 treatment facilities using appropriate technology. Projects included low-cost, low-maintenance treatment facilities for public markets, slaughterhouses hospitals and low-cost housing; and city-wide programs to properly maintain septic tanks (septage management). Cities developied effective promotion campaigns to increase willingness to pay for sanitation services and reduce the incidence of diarrhea through proper hygienic practices, particularly handwashing. Governance was also strengthened to reduce threats to biodiversity as LGUs worked to control wastewater discharges to coastal and freshwater ecosystems.
|Location||Philippines, East Asia and Pacific|