Metro Pacific Investments Corporation and DMCI Holdings-led Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) spent P108 million to replace 19 kilometers of old, leaking pipes in Navotas City. The investment improved water service levels for more than 9,800 families in nine barangays in the area.
These barangays include BBN, BBS, Navotas East, Navotas West, Sipac Almasen, San Jose, Daanghari, San Roque and Tangos.
After the recent completion of the project, water supply availability in Navotas City increased from 18 hours to 24 hours. Water pressure also improved from 3-4 pounds per square inch (psi) to 20psi. It takes about 7psi for water to reach the second floor of a building.
The pipe replacement project will also recover around 16 million liters of water per day (MLD), which is enough to supply the daily requirement of 16,000 households.
“We thank the local government of Navotas for supporting our project. With their cooperation, we were able to give Navoteños improved water service levels in time for their 4th cityhood anniversary,” 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 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) Maynilad Head of Business Area Operations Chris Lichauco, Maynilad President and CEO Ricky Vargas, and Navotas Mayor John Rey Tiangco celebrated the completion of Maynilad’s pipe replacement project with a ceremonial ribbon cutting and hydrant opening in time for the city’s 4th cityhood anniversary.