Maynilad spends P1.92B for pipe replacement in 2017
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) said it had spent about P1.92 billion in 2017 to replace 286 kilometers of old, leaky pipes in various areas of its concession area.
The 2017 pipe replacement projects—done in in portions of Manila, Quezon City, Caloocan, Valenzuela, Parañaque, Muntinlupa, and Las Piñas, Kawit and Noveleta in Cavite province—allowed Maynilad to recover some 32 million liters per day (MLD) of potable water, which is enough to supply around 55,000 households.
Since its re-privatization in 2007, Maynilad has already replaced almost 2,000 km. of old and damaged pipelines, which is about the same distance between Manila and Bangkok, Thailand. This is about 40 percent of the distribution network Maynilad inherited in 2007 that includes the oldest water system in Asia, with some portions dating back to the Spanish era.
“Replacing old pipelines was a priority project that enabled us to provide reliable water supply to our customers. But our work does not stop there, as we aim to renew 100% of the old pipe network by year 2023,” said Maynilad president and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez.
For 2017 alone, Maynilad was also able to generate some 6,000 jobs from its pipe replacement projects. These jobs include those generated by the contractors and suppliers of the company.