Maynilad inaugurates ₱1.07-billion sewage treatment facility in Pasay
March 01, 2018
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) recently inaugurated a ₱1.07-billion sewage treatment plant in Pasay City, which is part of the company’s investment plan to improve wastewater infrastructure and reduce pollution loading in water bodies.
Called the Pasay Water Reclamation Facility, it has the capacity to treat 46.6 million liters of wastewater per day. It uses Conventional Activated Sludge process to remove pollutants from wastewater before its discharge to the Dilain Creek, which eventually flows out to Manila Bay.
This Maynilad facility was built to treat wastewater collected from about 288,000 Maynilad customers in Pasay City.
“Maynilad seeks to attain 100% sewerage coverage in the West Zone by the end of our concession contract. Toward this end, we have allotted about 30% of this year’s capital investment budget for our wastewater management programs to create a bigger impact in the global effort to protect our environment,” said Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez.
The Pasay Water Reclamation Facility is one of seven Maynilad projects funded by the $137.5-million loan from the World Bank, meant to accelerate the provision of sewerage and sanitation services in Metro Manila.
Maynilad currently operates 18 Sewage Treatment Plants, two Sewage and Septage Treatment Plants and one Septage Treatment Plant with a combined treatment capacity of about 542,000 cubic meters of wastewater per day.
Joining Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez (fourth from left) during the recent inauguration of the water company’s Pasay Water Reclamation Facility were (from left) Chief of Staff of city vice mayor Jojo Mañez, OTV-Veolia Southeast Asia Project Director Olivier Sidoti, National Solid Waste Management Commission Secretariat Executive Director Eligio T. Ildefonso, Pasay City Representative Imelda Calixto-Rubiano, World Bank Water Global Practice Director Jennifer Sara, Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System Administrator Reynaldo V. Velasco, Chief of Staff of the city mayor Alberto Paredes, and Metro Pacific Investments Corp. President Jose Ma. K. Lim. The ₱1.07-billion facility was built to treat wastewater collected from about 288,000 Maynilad customers in Pasay City, in line with the concessionaire’s efforts to reduce pollution loading in water bodies.