Maynilad repairs over 22k leaks as of Q3 2016
November 23, 2016
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) plugged over 22,300 pipe leaks as of the third quarter of this year, bringing the company’s total leak repairs to 302,000 since its re-privatization in 2007.
Leak repair is a vital component of Maynilad’s Non-Revenue Water (NRW) Management Program, which seeks to bring down physical and commercial water losses.
“We have been investing in state-of-the-art technologies to detect and repair leaks in our pipe network, which is one of the oldest distribution systems in Asia. Through intensive leak repairs and selective pipe replacements, we have already managed to renew about 40% of our network, thus allowing for better supply management," said Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez.
The pipe leaks detected and repaired during the third quarter of 2016 were located mostly in Muntinlupa, Las Piñas, Parañaque, Cavite, and in Quezon City. For this year alone, Maynilad allotted ₱2 billion for its NRW Management Program, of which ₱275 million was dedicated for leak repair projects.
Aside from leak detection and repair, the company's NRW Management Program also covers selective pipe replacement, network diagnostics, establishment of District Metered Areas, and replacement of old water meters.
Maynilad is the largest private water concessionaire in the Philippines in terms of customer base. It is the 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.