West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) maintained 100% satisfactory compliance with the Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water (PNSDW) of the Department of Health (DOH) for the entire year of 2014.
Since 2010, Maynilad has consistently received 100% satisfactory compliance rating for water quality across its concession area. Every month, water samples taken from 965 different sampling points across the West Zone—26 more than what is required by the PNSDW—are taken to undergo strict bacteriological, physical and chemical examination to ensure that the water is safe for consumption.
“It is our mission and responsibility to ensure that the water we deliver to our customer—from our source in Bulacan all the way to Cavite—complies with government safety standards. The more than 8 million people in the West Zone can rest assured that the water we provide is safe to drink,” said Maynilad President and CEO Ricky P. Vargas.
Maynilad carries the distinction of being the first water company in the Philippines to produce a Water Safety Plan (WSP). Described by the World Health Organization (WHO) as one of the most comprehensive WSPs in the world, it covers all phases of the company’s operations—from water collection, treatment, up to the end of the pipeline.
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.