Launched in May 2009 to address the problems of water inaccessibility and irresponsible water use in Maynilad's concession area. Under the project, residents of urban poor communities are organized and given training to make sure that they are capable of sustaining the water management programs in their communities.
In 2010, the International Water Association (IWA) recognized Maynilad's STM program under the Project Innovations Development Category. The award is given to excellent and innovative water and sanitation projects in low and middle-income countries.
Maynilad’s Lingkod Eskwela project is intended for West Zone
public schools that have no access to clean and potable water. It
involves the construction of drinking fountains, clean-up of water
reservoirs or tanks, and regular sampling of drinking water to check
its quality. Under the project, Maynilad also conducts regular desludging
of the schools’ septic tanks to ensure proper sanitation.