Maynilad says to comply with P27.47 million rebate ordered by MWSS

Alvin Elchico, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 24 2023 11:10 AM | Updated as of Jan 24 2023 01:54 PM

MANILA (UPDATE) — Maynilad said on Tuesday it would comply with the penalty imposed by the regulator due to water service interruptions. 

The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System said the concessionaire was directed to rebate P27.4 million to consumers who were affected by the water services interruption due to the problems in its Putatan Water Treatment Plant in Muntinlupa City.

"We will comply with the P27.47 million penalty imposed by the MWSS Regulatory Office due to the water service interruptions in the South brought about by problems in the Putatan Water Treatment facility," Maynilad said. 

"We have agreed with the MWSS RO on the rebate after they reviewed the causes of the service interruptions and affected areas in the south," the utility concessionaire said in a separate statement.

Maynilad said the maintenance activities at the Putatan treatment plant are ongoing.

"We are working round-the-clock to fully restore water service at the soonest possible time," it said.

The MWSS said the number of beneficiaries has yet to be determined. 
Affected individuals are directed to get the details from the Public Information Drive of the MWSS RO to determine the amount of rebate which depends on their experience, Maynilad said. 

The current 300 million liters per day output of the plant is just enough for the demand in the south, Maynilad said. It said it is currently constructing a new treatment plant in Poblacion, Muntinlupa, which is due for completion by the yearend, it added.

The new plant is designed to produce 150 MLD of additional supply, Maynilad said. 

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