Maynilad Water Services Inc., the water concessionaire in the western part of Metro Manila, is constructing six new sewage treatment plants to expedite the provision of sewerage and sanitation services to customers.
Maynilad said the facilities in Cupang and Tunasan in Muntinlupa, Pasay, Parañaque, Valenzuela and Cavite City would have a combined treatment capacity of 269 million liters per day.
The company is also installing a 125-kilometer conveyance system for the new treatment plants.
Once completed, the new wastewater facilities will serve approximately 1,475,000 Maynilad customers, collecting and treating wastewater to render it safe for discharge to receiving bodies of water.
“We ask the general public to bear with us, as we facilitate completion of these vital facilities in line with our goal of protecting community health and the environment,” said Maynilad president and chief executive officer Ramoncito Fernandez.
From only two wastewater facilities in 2007 before re-privatization, Maynilad has already built 18 additional wastewater treatment facilities within its concession area, enabling it to treat 458,231 million liters of wastewater by the end 2016.
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 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 in Cavite province.