January 29, 2019

West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) recently inaugurated its P1.7-billion sewage treatment plant in Parañaque City, which is part of the company’s long-term investment plan to improve the wastewater infrastructure and reduce pollution loading in Manila Bay.
Joining Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez (sixth from left) during the inauguration of the water company’s Parañaque Water Reclamation Facility were (from left) Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Spokesperson Celine Pialago, JFE Engineering Corporation EVP Keiji Yoshida, Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) Chief Regulator Atty. Patrick Ty, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Chief Representative Yoshio Wada, MWSS Administrator Reynaldo Velasco, MWSS Chairman Franklin Demonteverde, Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Asst. Regional Director Gwendolyn Bambalan, Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) President and CEO Cecilia Borromeo, DMCI SVP David Villaviray, and Parañaque Representative Eric Olivarez.
The Parañaque Water Reclamation Facility is Maynilad’s 22nd wastewater treatment facility and is currently its biggest in terms of capacity. It can treat about 76 million liters of wastewater per day, and serve over 500,000 people in Parañaque City. It is also the first large-scale, Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR)-compliant wastewater treatment facility in the country.