Louise Maureen Simeon (The Filipino Star) – February 10, 2021 – 12:00 p.m.
MANILA, Philippines – West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. invested P1 billion in its leak repair projects last year as part of its non-revenue water program.
Maynilad said it completed replacing 133 kilometers of old leaking pipes in 2020.
This enabled the company to improve the water pressure and reliability of its customers in Quezon City, Caloocan, Valenzuela, Navotas, Manila, Pasay, Parañaque, Muntinlupa, Las Piñas, Bacoor, Cavite and Imus.
“Despite quarantine restrictions, we continued our pipe replacement projects to maintain service level improvements for our customers,” said Ramoncito Fernandez, President and CEO of Maynilad.
“At the same time, we have continued to create much-needed jobs for our contractors and suppliers,” he said.
To date, Maynilad has replaced nearly 2,700 kilometers of old pipelines since the company was re-privatized in 2007.
The pipe length is 67 percent of the water distribution network that Maynilad inherited 14 years ago.
The pipeline network in the Maynilad concession is the oldest water system in Asia. Some parts date from the Spanish period.
Pipe replacement is part of Maynilad’s non-sales water reduction program.
Other activities covered by this program include active leakage control, network diagnostics, meter replacement, and district meter management.
Maynilad is the largest private water concessionaire in the country by customer base. It serves the areas of Caloocan, Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Navotas, Malabon, and certain parts of Manila, Quezon City, Makati, and Cavite.
The company is owned by Maynilad Water Holdings Co. Inc., a joint venture between Metro Pacific Investments Corp., DMCI Holdings Inc. and Marubeni Corp.