Maynilad breaks ground for P10.5-billion STP in Caloocan
November 11, 2019
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) will hold today, November 11, 2019, the groundbreaking of another Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) that will help clean up waterways flowing to Manila Bay and also improve sanitation conditions in three cities.
Called the CAMANA (Caloocan-Malabon-Navotas) Water Reclamation Facility, the P10.5-billion facility will treat wastewater generated by some 1.2 million Maynilad customers in South Caloocan, Malabon, and Navotas. It will be constructed on a 16-hectare lot along Dagat-dagatan Avenue Extension in Barangay Maypajo, Caloocan City.
Once completed, it will become Maynilad’s largest sewage treatment plant in terms of capacity, capable of treating about 205 million liters of wastewater per day.
Maynilad will also lay about 85 kilometers of accompanying sewer lines to catch wastewater from households and establishments in the three cities covered, and convey it to this new treatment facility.
“The completion of our CAMANA treatment facility will increase Maynilad’s sewerage coverage to 47%, up from only 6% in 2006 before Maynilad was reprivatized,” said Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez. “As in previous implementations of our wastewater projects, we ask for the support of the local government units and communities so that we can facilitate completion and mitigate the impact on traffic of our activities.”
Maynilad’s CAMANA Water Reclamation Facility will use advanced Modified Ludzack Ettinger (MLE)-Conventional Activated Sludge technology to remove pollutants from wastewater before its discharge to the Maypajo Creek, which eventually flows out to Manila Bay. It is designed to comply with the Water Quality Guidelines and General Effluent Standards of 2016 (DAO 2016-08)—a more stringent standard mandated by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
The CAMANA facility is part of Maynilad’s P200-billion wastewater investment plan from 2019 to 2037 that will involve the construction of 26 new STPs and installation of about 425 kilometers of new sewer lines, among other projects. The company is also currently constructing other STPs in Valenzuela, Las Pinas City, and Tunasan and Cupang in Muntinlupa.
Maynilad currently operates and maintains 22 wastewater facilities that have a combined treatment capacity of about 663,000 cubic meters of wastewater per day.
Maynilad is the largest private water concessionaire in the Philippines in terms of customer base. It is the concessionaire of the MWSS for the West Zone of the Greater Manila Area, which is composed of the cities of Manila (all but portions of San Andres & Sta. Ana), Quezon City (west of San Juan River, West Avenue, EDSA, Congressional, Mindanao Avenue, the northern part starting from the Districts of the Holy Spirit & Batasan Hills), 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.