Maynilad to install 30 km of sewer lines in Las Piñas City
September 04, 2019
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) is investing over P6 billion to install 30 kilometers of sewer lines in Las Piñas City this year, to expedite the provision of sewerage services for its customers.
This 30-km. sewer conveyance—which is part of the planned 80-km sewerage system project for Las Piñas City—will be implemented in the last quarter of 2019. Maynilad will utilize trenchless methodology for this project to minimize impact on traffic of the pipe diggings.
Once completed in 2021, the sewerage system will enable Maynilad to catch wastewater generated by some 600,000 customers in 20 barangays in the city, and convey it to the Las Piñas Water Reclamation Facility for proper treatment.
The Las Piñas Water Reclamation Facility, constructed beginning March 2019 and also targeted for completion by 2021, is designed to comply with the Water Quality Guidelines and General Effluent Standards of 2016 (DAO 2016-08)—a standard mandated by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. It will be Maynilad’s largest sewage treatment plant in terms of capacity, treating about 88 million liters of wastewater per day.
“We are determined to do our part in ensuring the proper treatment and disposal of wastewater in our concession area. Our commitment is such that we have allotted the largest portion of this year’s capital expenditure budget to wastewater management for programs aimed to protect the health and sanitation of our customers and the environment,” said Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez.
Maynilad is also currently laying sewer lines in Valenzuela, Cavite City, and Barangays Cupang and Tunasan in Muntinlupa City.
From only two wastewater treatment facilities before re-privatization in 2007, Maynilad has already built 20 more, enabling it to treat over 600 million liters of wastewater per day.
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.