Maynilad, BF Resort sign water agreement

September 09, 2011

Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with BF Resort Village Homeowners Association, Inc. (BFRVHAI), BF Homes, Inc. (BFHI) and its water distribution arm, Philippine Waterworks and Construction Corporation (PWCC).

Under the agreement, Maynilad will be allowed to construct and rehabilitate the water system inside BF Resort Village in Las Piñas City.

For years, residents of BF Resort Village sourced their water from several deepwells operated by the PWCC, or from expensive water deliveries, which charge an average of Php30 per drum and can cost as much as P1,800 per month. Prolonged use of deepwells can drain underground aquifers and pose threats to the environment and to health.

Once the projects are completed, Maynilad will be able to provide the 10,000 households of BF Resort Village with potable water 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 16 pounds per square inch (psi) pressure. It is also expected to cease the operations of illegal deepwells in the area, which would support the policy of the National Water Resources Board (NWRB).

“Finally, we can bring clean, affordable surface water to BF Resort residents. We thank the local government of Las Piñas 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 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 Highway), Caloocan, Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, 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.