Maynilad reconfigures water pipelines

Published January 26, 2021, 12:21 PM

by Madelaine B. Miraflor

West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) has reconfigured some of its water pipelines, a move that will pave the way for several government infrastructure projects.

A Maynilad employee installs individual meters for the residents of Purok Biyaya, Caloocan City. Maynilad recently connected Purok Biyaya to its water network, enabling 141 urban poor families to have access to potable and affordable water supply.

In a statement, the company said it has completed the realignment, replacement, and relocation of around 6.7 kilometers of water pipelines to help fast-track the implementation of several government infrastructure projects.

The reconfiguration of these primary and secondary pipelines was done in portions of Caloocan, Quezon City, Valenzuela, Parañaque, and Las Piñas to give way for ongoing construction works on new railways, drainage lines, and other vital installations.

These government projects include the construction of the Philippine National Railways North, MRT-7, and LRT1 Extension.

“It is important to ensure that these vital government projects are not delayed. So we strive to support by accommodating requests to realign some of our existing pipelines, with due consideration to Maynilad customers whose water supply may be temporarily affected by such realignments, as well as to motorists who pass by our construction sites,” Maynilad Chief Operating Officer Randolph T. Estrellado said.

Maynilad is the largest private water concessionaire in the Philippines in terms of the customer base.

It is the concessionaire of the MWSS for the West Zone of the Greater Manila Area, which is composed of the cities of Manila (all but portions of San Andres & Sta. Ana), Quezon City (west of San Juan River, West Avenue, EDSA, Congressional, Mindanao Avenue, the northern part starting from the Districts of the Holy Spirit & Batasan Hills), 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.