Metro Pacific Investments Corporation and DMCI Holdings Inc. – led Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) recently entered Non-Revenue Water (NRW) Management Twinning Partnerships with the Bacolod City Water District, Leyte Metro Water District and San Pedro Water District. Under the Twinning Partnership, Maynilad will share its technical expertise and processes for reducing water losses.
The West Zone concessionaire and its partner water districts will also carry out a series of trainings and consultations to help develop results-oriented strategies to lower NRW.
In 2006, prior to the takeover of Metro Pacific and DMCI, Maynilad had an average NRW level of 68%. As of September 2010, the water company’s average NRW level was at 54.2%.
IN PHOTO (L-R): Chief of USAID Office of Energy and Environment Rolf Anderson, Philippine Water Revolving Fund Support Program (PWRF SP) Chief Alma Porciuncula, Leyte Metro WD General Manager Nestor Villasin, Maynilad Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan, MIYA Regional Director for Asia Roland Liemberger, and Maynilad President Victorico P. Vargas sign the Memorandum of Understanding for the Twinning Program. Not in photo are Bacolod City WD General Manager Juliana Carbon and San Pedro WD General Manager Guillermo Pili, Jr.