West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) is targeting to replace 639 kilometers of old, leaky pipes in various locations within its concession area over the next five years to upgrade the distribution system and reduce water losses.
The company has allocated around P9.9 billion for the replacement of these deteriorated pipelines, which are located in portions of Manila, Parañaque, Pasay, Muntinlupa, and Las Piñas. This project is part of Maynilad’s P219.8-billion total spending plan for 2023 to 2027.
Once completed, these pipe replacements—along with Maynilad’s leak repair and network diagnostic activities—will allow for the recovery of some 66 MLD (million liters per day) of water, which is enough to supply the water needs of almost 340,000 residents.
“We are committed to investing in our infrastructure to continuously improve our services. Our goal is to provide 100 percent of our concession area with 24-hour supply at appropriate water pressure,” said Maynilad Chief Operating Officer Randolph T. Estrellado.
Since its re-privatization in 2007, Maynilad has replaced 2,974 kilometers of old pipelines, which is as long as the distance between Manila, Philippines, and Beijing, China. This means that Maynilad has already renewed around 64 percent of the pipe network it inherited from the government in 2007, some segments of which were installed as far back as World War II.
Maynilad is the largest private water concessionaire in the Philippines in terms of customer base. It is the concessionaire of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (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.