West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) completed the realignment, replacement and relocation of around 6.7 kilometers of water pipelines in 2020, to help fast-track the implementation of several government infrastructure projects.
The reconfiguration of these primary and secondary pipelines were done in portions of Caloocan, Quezon City, Valenzuela, Parañaque and Las Piñas to give way for ongoing construction works on new railways, drainage lines, and other vital installations. These include the construction of the Philippine National Railways North, MRT-7, and LRT1 Extension, which will help to ease travel for hundreds of commuters once completed.
“It is important to ensure that these vital government projects are not delayed. So we strive to support by accommodating requests to realign some of our existing pipelines, with due consideration to Maynilad customers whose water supply may be temporarily affected by such realignments, as well as to motorists who pass by our construction sites,” said Maynilad Chief Operating Officer Randolph T. Estrellado said.
Maynilad is the largest private water concessionaire in the Philippines in terms of customer base. It is the concessionaire of the MWSS for the West Zone of the Greater Manila Area, which is composed of the cities of Manila (all but portions of San Andres & Sta. Ana), Quezon City (west of San Juan River, West Avenue, EDSA, Congressional, Mindanao Avenue, the northern part starting from the Districts of the Holy Spirit & Batasan Hills), 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.