P102-M project to replace old water meters in Iloilo

THE Metro Pacific Iloilo Water has started replacing old water meters in Iloilo City and neighboring towns. (MPIW)
ILOILO CITY – A P102-million project to replace old water meters is under way here and neighboring towns.

The Metro Pacific Iloilo Water (MPIW), the joint venture between State-owned Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) and Metro Pacific Water (MPC), has started replacing more than 30,600 water meters that are old and inaccurate.

“The meter replacement program will provide a wide range of benefits for customers, including accurate meter reading, reducing meter malfunctions, and the ability to detect leaks or high-water usage providing them accurate and fair water bills,” said MPIW Chief Operating Officer Robert Cabiles.

Water meters here will be replaced as well as those in the Oton, Sta. Barbara, Cabatuan, Maasin, San Miguel, and Pavia.

“We have several meters out there that are already 10- to 15-years-old. As the meters get old, they get less and less accurate. We are looking at replacing all of those so our customers can be assured that MPIW records and bills their consumption accurately,” added Cabiles.

MPIW has upgraded 15,265 residential and 931 commercial water meters so far.