Razon firm aims to ease Manila Water shortfall via Wawa project in 2021


Posted at Apr 15 2019 07:35 PM

Visitors take a dip at the Wawa dam spillway on the Marikina River in Rodriguez, Rizal on March 22, 2017. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - The infrastructure company of ports magnate Enrique Razon said on Monday it aims to boost Manila Water's supply as early as 2021 with an alternative water source in Brgy. Wawa, Rodriguez, Rizal.

Razon's Prime Infra and the Ayala-owned Manila Water said they presented today the results of their joint technical study on the Wawa supply project to Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) Administrator Reynaldo Velasco.

Prime Infra said the project could deliver over 500 million liters per day (mld) of water once finished, with 80 mld deliverable as early as 2021.

Guillaume Lucci, Prime Infra president, said they hope to break ground by 2020 so that they can deliver water partially the following year.

"At its full capacity, the project will boost Manila Water’s current available water supply by about 30 percent," Lucci said.