ABOITIZ UNIT Lima Water Corp. (LWC) has recently received accreditation from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) as an environmental testing laboratory for its laboratory services unit in its facility in Batangas.

In a statement Monday, the company said its laboratory, which monitors and tests the quality of water and wastewater in the LIMA Technology Center (LTC) industrial park, has passed the assessment conducted by the DENR during the first quarter of the year.

LWC said that on June 30, the DENR had accredited the company’s laboratory services unit. The accreditation is valid for three years.

“The DENR’s accreditation is a validation of LWC’s certified quality approach to ensuring that the treated water produced by our facilities pass the country’s strict environmental standards,” LWC General Manager Hazele Manalo said.

LWC said the DENR accreditation allows the company to perform internal testing for regulatory reports and provide support services to LTC locators for their water discharge analysis requirements.

“Aside from demonstrating LWC’s high standards on the quality and accuracy of the physico-chemical testing results it generates, the accreditation also designates the laboratory as a qualified and competent service provider,” the company said.

LWC claims it is the only water services provider for an industrial park that has been awarded with such DENR accreditation.

The company serves the 700-hectare LIMA Estate, a mixed-use development in Lipa-Malvar, Batangas that hosts 111 industrial locators. It currently has a production capacity of over 10,500 cubic meters of water daily and has wastewater treatment capacity amounting to 26,000 cubic meters per day. — Revin Mikhael D. Ochave