Manila Water upgrades Taguig North sewer network project

Razon-led Manila Water Co. Inc. is accelerating efforts to enhance sanitation and improve wastewater management in its service area through the expansion of its sewer network projects.

In a statement on Tuesday, June 11, Manila Water said it is committed to investing P119 million in Taguig North Package 4A, a component of the Taguig Sewer Network. 

Manila Water said the current focus of this project involves upgrading Taguig North Package 4A through the installation of channel interceptors and pipelaying activities.

The pipelaying efforts entail the deployment of wider 600-millimeter (mm) Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) pipes, designed for lightweight construction at depths of four to five meters, along with smaller 500-mm Ductile Iron Pipes (DIPs) for shallower depths of 2.5 meters.

It will also utilize the NPD 600 Slurry Pipe Jacking Machine to ensure the durable installation of DIPs by stabilizing the soil with a special mixture, facilitating the guided placement of pipes underground with minimal disruption.

The upgrades in progress within Taguig North Package 4A aim to extend sewer coverage to currently unserved areas within the Taguig North Catchment region, encompassing key areas such as Amorsolo Street, Don Bosco Street, and Barangay San Lorenzo in Makati City.

This ongoing infrastructure development, including the installation of channel interceptors and pipelines, plays a critical role in protecting public health in Makati City and Taguig City. 

With the construction of a lift station slated for completion by 2025, the project is projected to increase sewage flow by an additional 24 million liters per day (MLD) by 2037.