West Zone concessionaire Maynilad is constructing a P40 million interceptor pipe system with manhole pumps along Estero de Paco in Paco, Manila to clean up the said Pasig River tributary and improve the sanitation condition in the area.
Once completed, the infrastructure will catch wastewater flow from Maynilad customers along the creek who could not be served by individual sewer connections. The collected wastewater will then be diverted to the nearest sewer network of Maynilad. The project is expected to benefit around 4,000 households.
Maynilad will also develop a 410 CMD (cubic meters per day) wastewater treatment plant in the Paco area to serve those who are not located along the interceptor pipe system.
As part of the company’s partnership with Kapit-bisig Para sa Ilog Pasig (KBPIP), some KBPIP River Warriors will be hired by Maynilad’s contractor to fulfill the non-skilled labor requirements of the project.
The Paco de Estero project is part of Maynilad’s comprehensive plan to help clean and clear Pasig River and the tributaries feeding to it.
Maynilad Water Services, Inc. is owned and managed by Metro Pacific Investments Corporation and DMCI Holdings, Inc. The two companies took control of Maynilad on January 24, 2007.