West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) recently broke ground to construct another sewage treatment plant that will further boost its sewerage coverage expansion, in line with efforts to reduce pollution loading in the Manila Bay.
Present to lead the groundbreaking for the Las Piñas Water Reclamation Facility were (from left) April Aguilar (representing Las Piñas City Mayor Imelda Aguilar), Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito Fernandez, Megawide Construction Corp. Deputy Head of Construction Group Frederick Tan, Las Piñas City Councilor Mark Anthony Santos, Maynilad’s Chief Operating Officer Randolph Estrellado, Program Management Head Yolanda Lucas, and Wastewater Management Head Antonio Garcia.
The Las Piñas Water Reclamation Facility is the newest project of Maynilad that is designed to comply with Water Quality Guidelines and General Effluent Standards of 2016 (DAO 2016-08)—a standard mandated by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The facility is located on a 2.25-hectare lot along Alabang-Zapote Road, Brgy. Pamplona Uno, Las Piñas City.
Once completed in 2021, it will be Maynilad’s largest sewage treatment plant in terms of capacity, treating about 88 million liters of wastewater per day. The P2.05-billion facility will use anaerobic/anoxic/oxic (A2O) technology to remove pollutants from wastewater to be collected from about 600,000 Maynilad customers in 20 barangays in Las Piñas City before its discharge to the Zapote River, which eventually flows out to Manila Bay.