West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) recently held a groundbreaking ceremony at BF Resort Subdivision in Las Pinas, to signal the start of its pipe-laying project in the area.
To facilitate the completion of the said project, the construction work was spread among seven contractors, who will lay pipes simultaneously in different areas. Maynilad expects the pipe-laying to be completed in approximately four months.
Once completed, Maynilad will be able to provide the 10,000 households in BF Resort with potable water 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 16 psi (pounds per square inch) pressure. It is also expected to cease the operations of illegal deep wells in the area, which would support the policy of the National Water Resources Board.
Currently, the residents source their water from deep wells – which can pose threats to the environment and to health – or from expensive water deliveries, which charge an average of P30/drum and can cost as much as P1,800 per month.
Even more arduous is the unreliability of BF Resort water supply. Residents only have an average 12-hour water supply window.
“We are committed to bringing safe and affordable water to our customers in the south. And we thank the local government of Las Pinas and the BF Resort homeowners association for making this project possible,” said Maynilad President and CEO Ricky Vargas.
Maynilad is the largest private water concessionaire in the Philippines in terms of customer base. It is a concessionaire of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) for 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.
IN PHOTO: (L-R) Congressman Mark Villar, Las Piñas Mayor Nene Aguilar and Maynilad President and CEO Ricky Vargas led the groundbreaking ceremony at BF Homes Las Piñas last July 1.