Maynilad plans to tap new customers
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) said there is still around 15 million Filipinos that don’t have access to clean water, which provides the company more room to expand its services throughout the country.
“We are now setting our sights to other areas in the Philippines as there are still 15 million Filipinos without access to water,” Maynilad President Ramoncito S. Fernandez said in a statement.
“We want to replicate our success story to other are so others can also enjoy improved water supply and sanitation,” he added.
Maynilad is the largest private water concessionaire in the Philippines in terms of customer base.
It is the agent and contractor 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.
Moving forwars, Maynilad said it is poised to meet its target to replace as much as 300 kilometers (km) of old, leaky water pipes this year as part of the investments it allotted to reduce water losses and upgrade its distribution system.
Maynilad had so far replaced 204 km of old, leaky pipes within the first half of 2017, which was funded through an investment of nearly P3 billion allotted for the said endeavor.