February 24, 2020

West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) recently installed a rainwater harvesting facility at the Putatan Elementary School in Muntinlupa City, in support of government’s initiative to have more rainwater storage as alternative raw water source. The company built the 700-liter-capacity rainwater harvesting system to provide water supply for non-drinking purposes, such as watering the school’s gardens and flushing the toilets. In the photo, a student from the said school fetches water from the reservoir to be used in the school garden.
“Given the current water shortage, having a rainwater harvesting system can go a long way in augmenting the supply needs of consumers,” Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito Fernandez said. Maynilad’s rainwater harvesting project was done with the support of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System and the Department of Education.