MANILA, Philippines - Maynilad Water Services, concessionaire for the West Zone, said it spent P1.1 billion to replace 168 kilometers of old, leaking pipes in 2013.
Maynilad completed the pipe replacement projects in parts of Caloocan, Malabon and Quezon City. This also helped the company recover some 88 million liters per day (MLD) of potable water, which can supply 88,000 households.
"Since our re-privatization in 2007, we have replaced around 1,108 km of damaged pipes. Investing in the modernization of our water distribution system has not only made our services more efficient, it has also resulted in more jobs for our countrymen," said Maynilad President and CEO Ricky P. Vargas.
Maynilad said it also created more than 3,000 jobs from its pipe replacement projects
Maynilad's concession covers 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.