Maynilad targets 24k new connections in 2018
May 18, 2018
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) is targeting to install over 24,000 new water service connections in 2018, bringing potable water from Maynilad’s distribution network to some 167,000 additional customers.
These new connections—to be made in Valenzuela, Caloocan, Quezon City, Manila, Parañaque, Muntinlupa, Las Piñas, Bacoor, Imus, and Kawit in Cavite province—will mostly benefit people living in subdivisions or open communities that still rely on deep wells and water vendors for their supply needs.
Once connected to Maynilad’s network, these households will enjoy potable, piped-in water supply from Maynilad at a strong pressure ranging from 7 to 16 psi (pounds per square inch).
Maynilad currently maintains some 1.4 million connections, which is equivalent to more than 9 million people served. This is 54% higher than the 6.1 million customers the company served 11 years ago before it was re-privatized in 2007.
This year, Maynilad allotted some P728 million for its water expansion projects, which include the laying of new pipelines to connect unserved and under-served areas. The water company is also investing about P3.3 billion for the maintenance and repair of existing pipes and replacement of old ones, as part of initiatives to enhance service levels.
“Access to potable surface water should no longer be a problem to communities in our service area. Hence, we sustain efforts to connect more people to our network, even as we rehabilitate our distribution system to maintain 24-hour water supply at adequate pressure for current customers,” said Maynilad president and chief executive officer 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 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.