West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) is currently laying a sewer network that will benefit some 516,000 people in nine barangays and 95 subdivisions in Parañaque City.
The project involves the laying of about 65 kilometers of sewer pipes with diameter sizes ranging from 200mm to 1,500mm. As of July 2016, over 16 kilometers of sewer pipes have already been laid. The project is targeted for completion by the third quarter of 2017.
The Parañaque sewer network will catch, collect, and convey wastewater generated by households in Barangays La Huerta, San Dionisio, BF Homes, Don Bosco, Marcelo Green Village, Moonwalk, San Antonio, and San Isidro to the company’s Sewage Treatment Plant. This will ensure the proper removal of harmful elements from the wastewater, thus protecting community health and the environment.
“Laying new wastewater infrastructure is in line with our mandate to help reduce pollution loading into river systems. We thank Parañaque City for its support of our effort to meet this mandate,” said Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez.
Maynilad is closely coordinating with Parañaque City’s Traffic Management Office to manage traffic flow in worksites and minimize inconvenience to motorists and pedestrians.
Funded by the Development Bank of the Philippines and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the project is part of Maynilad’s program to expedite the provision of sewerage and sanitation services in Metro Manila.
Maynilad is the largest private water concessionaire in the Philippines in terms of customer base. It is the 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 portions), Quezon City (certain portions), 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.