Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) has added 345 million liters (ML) to its water-storage capacity after rehabilitating five old reservoirs and constructing 13 new ones in different areas of its West concession. This is double its storage capacity when the company was reprivatized in 2007.
From only seven reservoirs in 2007, Maynilad now has 32 operational reservoirs, which have a combined water-storage capacity of 710 ML, or a 95% increase compared to only 365 ML a mere 11 years ago.
These facilities enhance Maynilad’s capability to bring potable water to elevated and far-flung portions of its concession area where supply availability is still limited. It also allows for better pressure management when there is a supply crunch, such as during times of El Niño.
The construction of new reservoirs is among Maynilad’s initiatives to help ensure water security and reliability in its concession area. “We still need to build more reservoirs and pumping stations moving forward, as the population continues to grow along with the demand for uninterrupted supply of potable water,” said Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez.
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.
PHOTO CAPTION: Maynilad has added 345 million liters to its water-storage capacity after rehabilitating five old reservoirs and constructing 13 new ones in different areas of its West concession. In the photo is Maynilad’s new reservoir in Barangay Tunasan, Muntinlupa City, which serves 46,000 customers in the area.