West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) recently inaugurated its second water treatment plant in Barangay Putatan, Muntinlupa City. The Putatan Water Treatment Plant 2 (PWTP 2), which sources raw water from Laguna Lake, is part of Maynilad’s water security program that aims to minimize dependence on the Angat Dam.
Maynilad Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan said the PWTP 2 is proof of Maynilad’s commitment to continue meeting its service obligations as specified in the concession agreement. Besides the PWTP 1 and 2, Pangilinan said that Maynilad plans to build more facilities in the area to tap raw water from Laguna Lake.
Joining Pangilinan (fifth from left) during the PWTP 2 inauguration were (from left) Laguna Lake Development Authority assistant general manager Generoso Dungo, Rep. Winston Castelo of Quezon City, Rep. Rufino Biazon of Muntinlupa, MMDA Deputy Chief of Staff Michael Salalima, Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez, MWSS administrator Reynaldo Velasco, MPIC President and Maynilad board director Jose Ma. K. Lim, DENR Undersecretary Jonas Leones (partly hidden), Spanish Ambassador to the Philippines Jorge Moragas Sánchez, National Security Council Deputy Director General Vicente M. Agdamag, Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi, and Rep. Bayani Fernando of Marikina City.