Complementing its efforts to mitigate the effects of El Niño on its concession area’s water supply, Maynilad is readying its P470-million Villamor pumping station and reservoir in Pasay City to soon serve its customers in Parañaque and Muntinlupa.
The nearly-complete Villamor facility in Villamor Air Base is part of the water company’s strategic program to improve service levels in the southern portion of the Greater Metro Manila Area. The pumping station and reservoir is scheduled to be operational by April.
The Villamor Pumping Station and Reservoir can store up to 10 million liters of water during off-peak hours and pump these out during peak demand. Utilizing a new vertical inline split-case centrifugal pump, the Villamor facility’s new pressure head has been increased by 10 meters so the facility can increase the pressure on its influence areas by 10 meters and serve high areas that are not reached by present pumps. The pump is already automated and will thus contribute to the pressure management efficiency in Maynilad’s water system.
The new Maynilad facility will serve customers in Brgy. Villamor, Merville, Moonwalk, Sun Valley, San Martin de Pores, Don Bosco, Marcelo Green, BF Homes, San Antonio Subdivision in Parañaque, and Brgy. Cupang and Fil-Invest Corporate City in Muntinlupa. Muntinlupa and Parañaque, along with Las Piñas and portions of Cavite, are the farthest areas reached by surface water from Angat Dam in Bulacan.
Maynilad Water Services, Inc. is owned and managed by DMCI-MPIC Water Company, Inc. (DMWCI), a joint venture between Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC) and DMCI Holdings, Inc. (DMCIHI). The consortium took control of Maynilad on January 24, 2007.