New Maynilad QC pumping station to serve 84k HHs
October 20, 2016
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) is building a supplementary pumping station inside La Mesa Compound in Quezon City to improve water pressure and expand coverage in Quezon City and Caloocan.
The ₱428-million North A Pumping Station Annex will serve more than 84,000 households in Barangays Greater Lagro and Pasong Putik in Quezon City; and Barangays Deparo I & II, Bagumbong, Urduja, Malaria, Barracks, Tala, Miramonte Heights, Mountain Heights, Congressional Housing, Bagong Silang, Zabarte, and Camarin Area A, B, C & D in Caloocan City. Of these over 84,000 households, some 10,000 households will be new customers.
With this new facility, existing Maynilad customers in these areas will experience an increase in water pressure from 7 pounds per square inch (psi) to 16 psi. The North A Pumping Station Annex will also enable Maynilad to bring potable surface water to households that still rely on deep wells, thus improving water quality and availability for the residents.
The construction of this supplementary facility involves the installation of four new pumps to support the existing six pumps of North A Pumping Station, thus increasing its daily water discharge capacity from 150 million liters per day (MLD) to 430 MLD.
“We strive to keep water pressure consistently strong even in highly elevated portions of our concession area. Investing in new pumping stations is a vital part of that effort,” said Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez.
Maynilad is allocating ₱883 million this year for the construction of new pumping stations. Other pumping stations currently under construction are in Victoria Homes, Muntinlupa City, and in Magdiwang, Bacoor, Cavite.
The company presently has 27 pumping stations located in strategic locations throughout its West concession area—up from only seven operational pumping stations in 2006 before the company was re-privatized.
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.