Parañaque sewer work to benefit 516k in city
The city of Parañaque will finally experience potable water before the end of the year.
The West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) has fast-tracked the Parañaque Sewer Network Project that will benefit 516,000 people in nine of 16 barangays in the city.
Since Parañaque became a municipality in 1975, water has been a problem for its households and subdivisions, after a huge private subdivision in the city refused to allow Maynilad to take over its water supply and distribution.
However, Mayor Edwin Olivarez disclosed that 95 subdivisions in the city will also benefit with the completion of the multimillion-peso project funded by the Development Bank of the Philippines and Japan International Cooperation Agency by October this year.
The project, which started July last year, has caused tremendous traffic, particularly along the stretch of Dr. A. Santos Avenue or Sucat Road and several village roads, after Maynilad laid 34.6 kilometers of the 77-kilometer sewer line it is installing in the city.
The project involves laying 65 kilometers of sewer pipes, with diameter sizes ranging from 200 mm to 1,500 mm.
Olivarez said the city’s sewer network will catch, collect, and convey wastewater generated by households in Barangays La Huerta, San Dionisio, BF Homes, Don Bosco, Marcelo Green Village, Moonwalk, San Antonio, and San Isidro to Maynilad’s sewage treatment plant.
This will ensure the proper removal of harmful elements from the wastewater, thus protecting community health and the environment, Maynilad officials told Olivarez.
“Laying new wastewater infrastructure is in line with our mandate to help reduce pollution loading into river systems. We thank Parañaque City for its support of our effort to meet this mandate,” said Maynilad president Ramoncito Fernandez.
The water company also invested billions of pesos for wastewater management projects this year, designed to treat wastewater collected from the septic tanks of its customers in the southern Greater Manila Area, particularly the residents of Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa and Cavite.
Likewise, Maynilad is constructing six new sewage treatment plants in various parts of its West concession area to expedite the provision of sewerage and sanitation services for its customers.
These new facilities―located in Muntinlupa (Cupang and Tunasan), Pasay, Parañaque, Valenzuela, and Cavite City―will have a combined treatment capacity of 269 million liters per day.
The accompanying 125-kilometer conveyance systems of these new STPs are currently being installed.
Once completed, these new wastewater facilities will be able to serve approximately 1,475,000 Maynilad customers, collecting and treating wastewater to render it safe for discharge to receiving bodies of water.