New pumping station and reservoir to rise in Valenzuela
September 16, 2019
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) is building a new pumping station and reservoir (PSR) in Valenzuela City, which will boost water pressure for over 50,000 customers.
The new facility, to be constructed early next year, will be equipped with high-efficiency pumps that can increase water pressure from the current 7 psi (pounds per square inch) to 16 psi in portions of Valenzuela and Quezon City. At 16 psi, water can reach the third floor of a house or establishment.
Meanwhile, the new reservoir will also have a storage capacity of 40 million liters, which can serve as additional reserve water for the area in case of supply shortfall or an increase in demand.
“This project, along with our pipe replacement and rehabilitation initiatives to reduce water losses, is a critical component of our long-term plan to provide reliable services. It will help us to sustain service levels in the north, given increasing demand for water supply,” said Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez.
The new PSR in Valenzuela is targeted for completion by the first quarter of 2021.
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.