West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) is spending P84.7 million for the full automation of 15 Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) and 13 wastewater pumping stations in Quezon City to enhance operational efficiency and improve service delivery.
These Maynilad facilities collect and treat wastewater to prevent pollution loading into the San Juan River Basin. Full automation of Maynilad wastewater operations will allow for centralized control and monitoring of facilities, enhanced treatment capability, and quicker response to process issues.
Once completed in October 2017, this project will benefit some 600,000 customers living in the areas of Congressional, Project 7, Baesa, San Antonio, Del Monte, Tandang Sora, Bahay Toro, Apolonio Samson, Bagbag, Paltok, Tatalon, Talayan, Sangandaan and Doña Imelda in Quezon City.
“It is important for us to manage operating costs without compromising on our service level targets. Through automation, we can enhance our treatment capability while keeping our operations efficient,” said Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez.
For 2017 alone, Maynilad has earmarked P5 billion for wastewater management projects that will increase sewerage coverage and maintain compliance with environmental standards.
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.
PHOTO CAPTION: This Maynilad Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in Brgy. Apolonio Samson is one of the wastewater facilities that Maynilad is upgrading to become fully automated. Maynilad is spending P84.7 million for the automation of 15 STPs and 13 wastewater pumping stations in Quezon City, to enhance operational efficiency and improve service delivery for some 600,000 residents.