Maynilad Builds Largest Triangular Reservoir in the Philippines

April 07, 2011

Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) recently completed its 23 million liters (ML) PAGCOR Reservoir near Macapagal Avenue in Paranaque City. Touted as the largest triangular reservoir in the Philippines, the Pagcor Reservoir has a height of 26 meters, which is nearly as high as a nine storey building.

“Our new PAGCOR pumping station and reservoir is a critical component of Maynilad’s long-term plan to provide reliable and affordable water services to our customers.  The facility will help us distribute water to our customers living in the South,” according to Maynilad President and CEO Ricky Vargas.

Once fully operational, the P680-million PAGCOR Pumping Station and Reservoir can provide around 300 million liters per day (MLD) of potable water to customers in Parañaque, Las Piñas, Cavite City and the five municipalities of Cavite Province. Initially, the facility will benefit over 64,000 existing customers in Cavite and Las Piñas. However, once Maynilad’s pipe-laying activities along Aguinaldo Highway and Tirona Road are completed, over 166,000 households more can benefit from the facility.

Maynilad is owned and managed by DMCI-MPIC Water Company, Inc., a joint venture between Metro Pacific Investments Corporation and DMCI Holdings, Inc.  It serves the West Zone of the Greater Manila Area, which is composed of the cities of Manila (all but portions of San Andres & Sta Ana), Quezon City (west of San Juan River, West Avenue, EDSA, Congressional, Mindanao Avenue, the northern part starting from the Districts of the Holy Spirit & Batasan Hills), Makati (west of South Super Hi-way), Caloocan, Pasay, Paranaque, Las Pinas, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Navotas and Malabon all in Metro Manila; Cavite City, and the towns of Bacoor, Imus, Kawit, Noveleta and Rosario, all in Cavite Province.