Maynilad installs 38 kms of new pipes in 2017
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) has installed 38 kilometers of new water pipes in 2017, expanding its water distribution line to 7,675 kilometers— or 68 percent longer than the length of its distribution network when it was re-privatized in 2007.
Maynilad said its pipe-laying projects have allowed more people to receive potable water supply, as the company increased its customer base last year by 4 percent to 1.35 million accounts.
“We will continue to expand our pipe network so that more people can have access to surface water, including those in the south which still rely on groundwater for their daily supply needs,” said Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez.
Of Maynilad’s P9 billion capital expenditure budget for this year, about P1.1 billion has been allocated for its expansion into still-unserved or under-served areas.
This involves the laying of primary, secondary and tertiary lines in Caloocan, Valenzuela, Quezon City, Manila, Parañaque, Las Piñas, and Bacoor, Imus, and Kawit in Cavite.