Manila Water backs DOE's call to save power


Posted at May 09 2014 03:36 PM | Updated as of May 09 2014 11:36 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Manila Water Company Inc. is supporting the call of the Department of Energy (DOE) to conserve power during the summer season.

Manila Water Operations group director Geodino Carpio said the water service provider continues to implement power-saving strategies to bring down power costs while further expanding coverage in its concession area.

Manila Water, which provides water and wastewater services to more than 6 million people in the East Zone of Metro Manila, became the first Philippine company to be certified to the ISO 50001:2011 for Energy Management System from the Certification International Philippines.

“The company expresses its deep appreciation for the new recognition, adding that the certification is a further testament to Manila Water’s pioneering efforts in energy management by using appropriate energy-efficient technologies to reduce volume in power cost and consumption,” the firm said.

The ISO certification cited energy management initiatives implemented in Manila Water’s five water pumping stations in Balara Pumping Station, Kingsville, San Juan Reservoir and Pumping Station, Fort Bonifacio and Siruna Reservoirs and Pumping Stations.

Also cited were five of its sewage treatment plants namely Makati South Sewage Treatment Plant, FTI Septage Treatment Plant in Taguig City, East Avenue Sewage Treatment Plant, UP Sewage Treatment Plant and Pineda Sewage Treatment Plant in Pasig City.

According to Certification International, ISO 50001 aims to recognize companies such as Manila Water for implementing a framework that integrates energy performance into the company’s management and operational practices.