West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) is targeting to boost its water supply by an additional 50 million liters per day (MLD) by December 2023 as initial output of the treatment plant it is building in Poblacion, Muntinlupa.
In a statement, the firm said construction of the new Poblacion Water Treatment Plant (WTP)—which will be Maynilad’s third facility to tap Laguna Lake as an alternative raw water source to the Angat Dam—is now 53 percent complete.
Once fully operational by the first half of 2024, this facility will have the capacity to produce 150 MLD of potable water for the southern portion of Maynilad’s concession area, particularly Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, and Cavite.
At present, Maynilad has two treatment plants in Putatan, Muntinlupa, that provide 300-MLD of water supply for around 1.7 million customers in the south.
“Our production of 300 MLD is stretched to meet the current requirements of our customers in the south,” said Maynilad Chief Operating Officer Randolph T. Estrellado.
He noted, “Hence, whenever extreme conditions necessitate reduced production, there is no extra supply so some of our customers experience service disruption. The additional output that we will get from the Poblacion WTP will help to address that.”
The Poblacion WTP is part of Maynilad’s P220 billion service enhancement program from 2023 to 2027 that is focused on promoting enhanced water sustainability and climate resiliency.