West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) has been providing free desludging services to 56 quarantine centers, hospitals, government checkpoints, and other COVID-19 facilities since the community quarantine was first implemented in March 2020.
The company has been regularly cleaning the septic tanks and portable toilets of these facilities for free, to help maintain good sanitary condition — through proper wastewater management — for the medical personnel and patients who use these COVID-19 centers. Among the facilities that benefit from this free service are Sta. Ana Hospital, Tondo Hospital, Quezon Institute, and Cavite City Hospital, as well as several government checkpoints and major quarantine facilities in Paranaque, Manila, Pasay, Quezon City, and Cavite province.
Maynilad has been actively giving assistance to national efforts of fighting the pandemic. Besides the free desludging service to COVID-19 facilities, Maynilad has also extended donations of food, hygiene materials, and drink-wash stations, including free water supply for several government quarantine centers. In 2020, Maynilad also donated tents and other supplies to the quarantine facility in the University of the Philippines-Diliman and built a P15-million COVID-19 testing and laboratory center inside the Delos Santos Medical Center (DLSMC) compound in Quezon City to help boost the country’s testing capacity.