West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) recently connected to its water distribution network, Greenbreeze Village in Bacoor City, Lyf Homes Subdivision in Imus City and Seaview in Noveleta, all in Cavite province. As a result, some 230 households now have access to safe and reliable surface water.
Residents from these subdivisions used to extract water from shallow wells or buy expensive water from delivery trucks. Over-extraction of groundwater in Metro Manila and nearby areas has been known to cause land subsidence and flooding. Various health risks have also been associated with the prolonged use of untreated water from deep wells.
“For 2013 alone, we have allotted more than ₱1.3 billion to expand and improve water and wastewater services in the province of Cavite. We are expediting our expansion projects in the South to improve the quality of life in communities that are still dependent on deep wells,” 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 the 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, the towns of Kawit, Noveleta, and Rosario, all in Cavite Province.