West zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. said Tuesday it opened a P70-million water laboratory the will monitor and test the quality of water supply and wastewater effluents within its concession area.
“Having the Water Lab saved us money on water quality analyses, and also strengthened the internal capability of Maynilad to conduct water testing and treatment. This is important because we want to assure our customers that the water and wastewater produced by our treatment facilities pass the government’s strict standards,” said Maynilad president and chief executive Ramoncito Fernandez.
Located inside the La Mesa Compound in Quezon City, the new water lab houses Maynilad’s state-of-the-art analytical instruments used for studying compounds in water samples drawn from over 1,100 sampling points spread throughout the West concession area.
The facility ensures that the water supply complies with the new and stricter quality parameters set by the Department of Health’s updated Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water.