West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. (Maynilad) is stepping up its leak repair activities as part of the company’s measures to conserve water during El Niño.
Since the start of the year until August, Maynilad has repaired about 18,000 pipe leaks across its entire concession area, making possible the recovery of some 72 MLD (million liters per day) of water for the use of its customers. This volume of recovered water is enough to meet the needs of 72,000 households.
Most of the pipe leaks repaired this year were found in Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa and Cavite.
Maynilad is also currently rehabilitating old pipes along C3 in South Caloocan, R10 in Manila, Malibay in Pasay, and several areas in Cavite City.
Aside from its intensified leak repair and pipe rehabilitation program, the company is also extending the operation of its pumping stations and managing pressure in the pipelines so the limited water supply can be maximized and more water will be made available for customers’ use.
“It is especially important to fast-track the repair of pipe leaks during El Niño season. We ask our customers to be vigilant in reporting leaks, as this will greatly help in our effort to conserve water,” said Maynilad President and CEO, Ricky P. Vargas.
Maynilad is an 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 areas), Quezon City (certain areas), Makati (certain areas), 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.