MANILA, Philippines – Maynilad Water Services Inc. (Maynilad) is spending more than P325 million to replace old and leaking pipes in several barangays in Valenzuela city.
The West Zone concessionaire said the estimated 39 kilometers of busted pipes are located in barangays Dalandanan, Malinta and Marulas.
The project will allow Maynilad to recover more than 18 million liters of potable water per day, which is enough to supply the daily requirement of some 18,000 households.
“We inherited a lot of old and deteriorated pipes in our concession area. By modernizing our distribution network, we can avoid unplanned water interruptions and protect the water supply of our customers,” said Maynilad president and chief executive Ricky Vargas.
Maynilad said it is coordinating with the Department of Public Works and Highways, the Valenzuela city government, and barangay officials to monitor traffic in the affected areas.
The project is expected to be completed within this month.
Maynilad has allocated P941 million to replace pipes in various portions of the West Zone as part of its P2.2 billion Non-Revenue Water (NRW) Management Program for 2014.
Maynilad is the concessionaire of the 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.