Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) is spending almost P238 million for pipe-laying projects designed to improve water services in Quezon City. The company will lay more than four kilometers of primary lines, ranging from three feet to five feet in diameter, along Commonwealth Avenue, Batasan Road and Filinvest Road.
The project, which is set to be completed by the first quarter of 2015, will improve water reliability for more than 9,600 households. Moreover, it is projected to improve water pressure for almost 151,000 households in the area.
“Our service improvement projects are designed not only to improve water services to our existing customers but also to ensure safe and reliable water for future customers. This is especially true for this area where commercial developments are on the rise,” said Maynilad President and CEO Ricky P. Vargas.
To lessen inconvenience for motorists, Maynilad is closely coordinating with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the city government units of Quezon City for the traffic management schemes. All worksites will be fully enclosed by board-up barricades, with appropriate lighting and traffic/warning signs, to help ensure public safety.
Maynilad is the largest private water concessionaire in the Philippines in terms of customer base. It is an agent and contractor 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 (certain portions), Quezon City (certain portions), 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.