Maynilad installs 2,500 km of pipes
February 24, 2013
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) has installed over 2,500 kilometers of pipes across its concession area since its reprivatization in 2007. Combined, this pipe length translates to more than five roundtrips from Manila to Baguio City.
The company’s pipe laying projects have allowed more people to receive safe and reliable water straight from their taps. From serving only 6.1 million people in 2006, Maynilad’s service coverage has increased to 8.2 million people by the end of 2012.
“By laying more pipes across our concession area, we make clean, reliable and affordable water accessible for more people,” said Maynilad President and CEO Ricky. P. Vargas.
Of Maynilad’s P17.2 billion capital expenditure budget for this year, P3.16 billion has been allocated for the laying of new pipes, especially in its expansion areas in Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Pasay and Cavite.
The Maynilad water distribution system is the longest ISO-certified facility of its kind in the Philippines. It stretches from North Caloocan to Cavite Province and delivers over 2,000 million liters of potable water per day.
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; the cities of Cavite, Bacoor and Imus, and the towns of Kawit, Noveleta and Rosario, all in the Cavite Province.