Last year, Maynilad spent almost P2 billion on its Non-Revenue Water (NRW) management program to curb its physical and commercial water losses, which stood at 66% prior to its re-privatization in 2007. Of the said amount, around P1 billion was spent on pipe replacement projects of the company. Other components of the NRW budget was used for meter management and to establish District Metered Areas (DMA), repair leaks, perform leak diagnostic activities and conduct technical services.
“Rehabilitating an ageing network while expanding water services is very challenging. But because of our aggressive NRW program, we were able to meet that challenge,” said by Maynilad president and CEO Ricky Vargas.
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 and 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 the Cavite Province.