Maynilad deploys mobile water treatment plant to Albay
February 07, 2018
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) recently deployed its mobile water treatment plant to the province of Albay so it can provide potable water for people affected by the Mayon Volcano eruptions. This Maynilad initiative is done in partnership with the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS).
Maynilad’s mobile water treatment plant uses reverse osmosis and chlorination technology to remove bacteria and contaminants from any water source. It can produce about 7,000 gallons of water per day, which is enough to meet the daily drinking requirements of some 17,000 people.
The facility will be deployed to Malilipot, Sto. Domingo, and Tabaco—three of the nine cities and municipalities whose existing water sources have been contaminated by sulfuric acid spewing from the volcano.
“More families affected by the volcanic eruptions have been going to the evacuation sites, and they need all the help they can get. Maynilad will do its part to give aid to the people of Albay, through the provision of potable water and other assistance that will help them recover from this calamity,” said Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez.
Maynilad is the largest private water concessionaire in the Philippines in terms of customer base. It is the agent and contractor of the 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.
Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez and COO Randolph T. Estrellado (standing 5th and 9th from left, respectively), together with MWSS Board Chairman Franklin J. Demonteverde and Administrator Reynaldo V. Velasco (standing 6th and 3rd from left, respectively), send off the Maynilad mobile water treatment plant bound for Albay. The Maynilad mobile water treatment plant can provide 7,000 gallons of potable water per day, to supply drinking water for families affected by the Mayon Volcano eruptions.