West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) recently commissioned its upgraded facilities at La Mesa Treatment Plant (LMTP) 1 in Quezon City. The main photo shows Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu (left) and Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez as they lead the ceremonial opening of the sluice gate to let water flow into the newly upgraded treatment basins. Also witnessing the event were Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System Administrator Lt. Gen. Emmanuel Salamat (Ret.), National Water Resources Board Director Dr. Sevillo D. David Jr., and Maynilad Board Director Jose Ma. K. Lim.
The facility enhancements are part of
P7.9-billion project to upgrade the LMTP 1 and 2 that
together produce around 2,400 million liters of water per day, serving
around 90 percent of the company’s 9.7
In his speech during the event, Cimatu thanked Maynilad for its continued investments toward ensuring water security, saying that clean water in this time of pandemic is important.
Completed at LMTP 1 as of July 2020 is the rehabilitation of eight sedimentation basins and 16 filters, as well as the construction of a new sludge treatment facility. Once all upgrades are completed, LMTP 1 and 2 will have enhanced treatment capacity, automated processes, and earthquake-resilient structures. 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.