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Maynilad sets replacement of leaky pipes

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West zone Maynilad Water Services Inc. is targeting to replace 639 kilometers of old, leaky pipes in various locations within its concession area over the next five years to upgrade the distribution system and reduce water losses.

“We are committed to investing in our infrastructure to continuously improve our services. Our goal is to provide 100% of our concession area with 24-hour supply at appropriate water pressure,” Randolph Estrellado, Maynilad chief operating officer said.

The water firm has allocated P9.9 billion for the replacement of the deteriorated pipelines in several portions of the cities of Manila, Parañaque, Pasay, Muntinlupa and Las Piñas.

The project is part of Maynilad’s P219.8 billion total spending plan for 2023 to 2027.

Once completed, these pipe replacements —along with Maynilad’s leak repair and network diagnostic activities—would allow for the recovery of some 66 MLD (million liters per day) of water, which is enough to supply the water needs of almost 340,000 residents.

Since its re-privatization in 2007, Maynilad has replaced 2,974 kms of old pipelines, which is as long as the distance between Manila, Philippines, and Beijing, China.

Maynilad has already renewed around 64 percent of the pipe network it inherited from the government in 2007, some segments of which were installed as far back as World War II.

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