West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of the construction of its P1.43-billion sewage treatment plant (STP) in San Dionisio, Parañaque City.
The new treatment facility can treat up to 76,000 cubic meters of wastewater per day, and will help ease pollution loading in Manila Bay. Once completed, it can serve approximately 110,000 households in Barangays San Dionisio, Sto. Niño, San Isidro, Moonwalk, San Antonio, Marcelo Green, BF, La Huerta, and Don Bosco in Parañaque City.
The Parañaque STP, which is part of Maynilad’s program to expedite the provision of sewerage and sanitation services in Metro Manila, is funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) through the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP).
“We have already completed the construction of several STPs at the San Juan River Basin in Quezon City. Now, we wish to accelerate the completion of this STP in Parañaque, which will help to reduce harmful pollutants being discharged to rivers and creeks and, eventually, to Manila Bay,” said Maynilad President and CEO Ricky P. Vargas.
Maynilad has earmarked P2.8 billion for its wastewater programs. Aside from the Parañaque STP, the company is also building STPs in Valenzuela, Pasay, Muntinlupa and Valenzuela, as well as a septage treatment facility in Las Piñas.
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.
PHOTO: Maynilad Program Management Officer Ulysses Tatel (second from left) leads the groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of Parañaque STP construction. With him are (from left) Brgy. San Dionisio Environment Committee Chairwoman Erlina Calasan, JFE Engineering Corp. Project Manager Raul Bernal, and Original Engineering Consultants Co., Ltd. Construction Manager Virgilio Agustin.