Metro Pacific Investments Corporation and DMCI Holdings-led Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) is putting up a sewage treatment plant in Brgy. Sto Domingo in Quezon City and a septage treatment plant south of Manila. Over P616 million will be spent to build these facilities and their corresponding conveyance systems.
Once completed, the sewage treatment plant will have a treatment capacity of 15,500 CMD (cubic meters per day), allowing it to serve some 25,300 Quezon City households and establishments. The septage treatment plant will have a treatment capacity of 250 CMD and will serve about 75,000 households annually in Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa and Cavite. More importantly, these plants will help clear the San Juan River Basin, which empties to major water systems such as the Pasig River and Manila Bay.
Maynilad currently maintains and operates three wastewater treatment plants and over 480 kilometres of sewer lines. Additional wastewater facilities are set to be commissioned in the next few months.
“The proper treatment and disposal of wastewater is important to protect the health and sanitation conditions of communities and the environment. We are committed to accelerating our wastewater projects to fulfil our commitment to the government, our customers and the environment,” said Maynilad President and CEO Ricky P. 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 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.