Maynilad invests P102M for new pipes in Pasay
September 19, 2017
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) is spending P102 million for the laying of 1.2 kilometers of new secondary and primary pipelines in Pasay City to boost water pressure for some 31,500 customers in Pasay and Parañaque.
The new 300mm-600mm diameter primary lines run from the corner of Coastal Road and MIA Road to Ninoy Aquino Avenue in Pasay City. Once completed in October 2017, water pressure will increase from 7 psi (pounds per square inch) to 16 psi at Baltao, Pildera, and Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminals 1 and 2 in Pasay; and at Barangay Tambo in Parañaque.
“We continue to invest in improving the water infrastructure in the West Zone because we have a commitment to sustain enhanced service levels for our customers,” Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez said.
For 2017 alone, Maynilad is spending P382 million for the installation of new pipelines in Caloocan, Quezon City, Valenzuela, Las Pinas, Paranaque, and Bacoor and Imus in Cavite province. Laying new pipelines has enabled Maynilad to bring potable surface water to previously unserved and under-served areas within its concession area.
The Maynilad water distribution system is the longest ISO-certified facility of its kind in the Philippines. It stretches from North Caloocan to Cavite Province and delivers over 2,000 million liters of potable water per day to over nine million people.
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 (MWSS) 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, all in Cavite Province.