West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) aims to complete by the first quarter of 2021 the installation of around 1.78 kilometers of new sewer lines along two esteros in Manila, as part of its ongoing “Adopt an Estero” program.
The estero rehabilitation program, done in support of the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, involves the laying of new sewer lines along five creeks to catch wastewater flow from Maynilad customers who could not be served by individual sewer connections. Since the program started in November 2018, Maynilad has already installed 745 meters of interceptor pipes along Estero dela Reina and Estero San Antonio Abad, benefitting over 19,400 residents in the area.
“Facilitating this project has been a challenge given quarantine restrictions. Nonetheless, we continue to pursue our estero rehabilitation efforts because it will help to reduce pollution loading in Manila Bay,” said Maynilad Chief Operating Officer Randolph T. Estrellado.
“As long as solid waste can be managed well at the household level, it will not pollute these same esteros that we are trying to clean. That will ensure that our investment in new sewer lines will not go to waste,” Estrellado added.
Besides the laying of new sewer lines, Maynilad is also currently constructing new Sewage Treatment Plants in Valenzuela City, and at Barangays Tunasan and Cupang in Muntinlupa City to add to its currently operational 22 wastewater facilities.
Maynilad is an 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 areas), Quezon City (certain areas), Makati (certain areas), 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.