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Maynilad earmarks P22 billion for new water treatment plants

Danessa Rivera - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. has earmarked P22 billion for new seven water treatment plants in the next five years.

The company said the facilities would add more than 545 million liters per day (MLD) of water supply for distribution to customers, thus helping to reduce service interruptions.

The new water treatment plants will rise in Muntinlupa, Pasay, Parañaque, Cavite, and Rizal.

They will get raw water from various sources, including Laguna Lake, Kaliwa Dam, some rivers in Cavite province, and the treated used water discharged by the company’s water reclamation facilities.

“By increasing our water production, we can better close the gap between available supply and the growing demand. This, along with sustained upgrades of our water infrastructure, will allow us to increase pressure in the pipe network and ultimately reduce service disruptions,” Maynilad CFO Randolph Estrellado said.

The company earlier said it was building a 150 million liter day treatment plant – the third one in Laguna Lake, 96-MLD mobile treatment facilities in Cavite and a new water facility in Pasay.

Maynilad is also putting up another 150-MLD facility in Teresa, Rizal near the Kaliwa Dam being built by Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System.

The construction of new water treatment plants is part of Maynilad’s five-year service enhancement program.

The five-year program includes the laying of new pipelines, construction of additional pumping stations and reservoirs, replacement and repair of old pipes, construction of new sewage treatment plants, and rehabilitation of existing water and wastewater facilities, among others.

These form part of Maynilad’s P219.8-billion total spending plan for 2023 to 2027.

The company operates four new water treatment plants—two in La Mesa Compound, Quezon City, and another two in  Putatan, Muntinlupa—that currently produce 2,700 MLD of potable water supply for the company’s over 9.5 million customers.

Maynilad is the largest private water concessionaire in the Philippines in terms of customer base.

It serves 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; Cavite, Bacoor and Imus, and the towns of Kawit, Noveleta and Rosario.

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