West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) is targeting to complete within 2021 its construction of three new Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs), which can provide sewerage service to almost 700,000 residents in the cities of Muntinlupa and Valenzuela.
These STPs—currently being constructed in Barangays Cupang and Tunasan in Muntinlupa, and in Barangay Marulas in Valenzuela—can treat up to 126,000 cubic meters of wastewater per day, thus helping to reduce pollution load in the Manila Bay.
The Manuel V. Pangilinan-led water company invested around
P 7.15 Billion for these three new STPs and accompanying conveyance systems, adding to the 22 Maynilad wastewater facilities that are currently operational and serving West Zone customers.
“We are glad that these new STPs and conveyance systems are finally nearing completion. While pandemic-related constraints continue to hinder our manpower deployment, we will strive to get these new facilities running and serving communities within the year,” said Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez.
From only two operational STPs in 1997 when MWSS operations were first privatized, Maynilad now runs 22 wastewater facilities with a combined treatment capacity of around 664,000 cubic meters per day after having invested around
P 42 billion in wastewater projects.
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 Superhighway), 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.
Maynilad engineers inspect the aeration tank at the Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) currently being constructed in Cupang, Muntinlupa. Maynilad is targeting to complete within 2021 its construction of three new STPs, which can provide sewerage service to almost 700,000 residents in the cities of Muntinlupa and Valenzuela. These new STPs can treat up to 126,000 cubic meters of wastewater per day, thus helping to reduce pollution load in the Manila Bay.