Scheduled to be completed by July 2014, the project will enable Maynilad to recover more than 18 million liters of potable water per day. This is enough to supply the daily requirement of some 18,000 households.
“We inherited a lot of old and deteriorated pipes in our concession area. By modernizing our distribution network, we can avoid unplanned water interruptions and protect the water supply of our customers,” said Maynilad President and CEO Ricky P. Vargas.
To lessen inconvenience to motorists and pedestrians, Maynilad is coordinating with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the City Government of Valenzuela and the affected barangays.
This year, Maynilad allocated P941 million to replace pipes in various portions of the West Zone. This is part of the company’s P2.2 billion Non-Revenue Water (NRW) Management Program for 2014.
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 (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.