West zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. is working double time to expand water supply by 150 million liters per day by December 2023 as initial output of its treatment plant in Poblacion, Muntinlupa City.
Construction of the new Poblacion Water Treatment Plant—which will be Maynilad’s third facility to tap Laguna Lake as an alternative raw water source to the Angat Dam—is now 53-percent complete.
Once fully operational by the first half of 2024, the facility will have the capacity to produce 150 MLD of potable water for the southern portion of Maynilad’s concession area, particularly Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa and Cavite.
Maynilad has two treatment plants in Putatan, Muntinlupa that provide 300 MLD of water supply for around 1.7 million customers in the south.
“Our production of 300 MLD is stretched to meet the current requirements of our customers in the south. Hence, whenever extreme conditions necessitate reduced production, there is no extra supply so some of our customers experience service disruption. The additional output that we will get from the Poblacion WTP will help to address that,” said Maynilad chief operating officer Randolph Estrellado.
The Poblacion WTP is part of Maynilad’s P220-billion service enhancement program from 2023 to 2027 that is focused on promoting enhanced water sustainability and climate resiliency.
Meanwhile, the water firm said it reached an agreement with the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System regulatory office on the rebate after they reviewed the causes of the service interruptions and affected areas in the south.
“Since the individual rebate amount depends on the experience in the specific areas, it is best for customers to get the details from the Public Information Drive of the MWSS RO,” the firm said.
Maintenance activities at the water treatment plants in Putatan, Muntinlupa are ongoing and Maynilad is working round-the-clock to fully restore water service at the soonest possible time. Mobile water tankers continue to do the rounds of affected areas meantime.
The full 300-MLD output of our existing Putatan Water Treatment Plants is just enough for the current requirements of customers in the south, the firm said.
“Hence, any reduction owing to maintenance activities or other causes are immediately felt by customers. To address this, we are constructing a new treatment plant in Poblacion, Muntinlupa. Targeted for completion by yearend, this facility is designed to produce 150 MLD of additional supply that will help to reduce service disruptions,” Maynilad said.