West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. plans to replace 639 kilometers of old, leaky pipes in various locations within its concession area in the next five years to upgrade the distribution system and reduce water losses.
Maynilad chief operating officer Randolph Estrellado said Tuesday the water firm has allocated around P9.9 billion for the replacement of old pipelines, located in portions of Manila, Parañaque, Pasay, Muntinlupa, and Las Piñas. The project is part of Maynilad’s 5-year capital expenditure of P219.8-billion.
“We are committed to investing in our infrastructure to continuously improve our services. Our goal is to provide 100 percent of our concession area with 24-hour supply at appropriate water pressure,” he said.
Pipe replacements and leak repair will allow for the recovery of some 66 million liters per day of water, enough to supply the water needs of almost 340,000 residents.
Maynilad has replaced 2,974 kilometers of old pipelines, around 64 percent of the pipe network it inherited from the government in 2007.
Maynilad is the largest private water concessionaire in terms of customer base. It is the concessionaire of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System for the West Zone of the Greater Manila Area, composed of the certain cities of Manila and Quezon City; west of South Super Highway in Makati; Caloocan, Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Navotas and Malabon in Metro Manila; the cities of Cavite, Bacoor and Imus, and the towns of Kawit, Noveleta and Rosario in Cavite Province.