Maynilad connections reach 1.1M
October 29, 2013
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) expanded its water service connections to 1,116,109, after connecting 58,094 new water service connections during the first three quarters of 2013. The new connections were mostly in Muntinlupa, Las Piñas, and parts of Cavite.
Around 97.5 percent of those with Maynilad connections have 24-hour water supply—up from 95 percent in September 2012. Maynilad customers who receive their water supply at an average pressure of seven pounds per square inch (psi) also reached 99.8 percent. Seven psi is the required pressure for water to reach the second floor of a structure.
With its increased service connections, Maynilad’s served population now stands at 8.4 million. The company estimates that nearly 1.3 million people are still not connected to its water distribution network.
“Right now, our water service coverage is at 95.6 percent. Given the population projection in our service area, our goal is to provide 100% water service coverage in the West Zone by year 2026,” 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 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 Cavite Province.