Manila Water accuses Maynilad of having ‘efficiency issues’
Manila Water Company, Inc. has accused Maynilad Water Services Inc. of having “efficiency issues” amid the water interruption recently felt in the latter’s concession area.
As of now, the two companies are having issues on their existing raw water sharing agreement, which dictates how much raw water they can get from Angat Dam.
The spat began when Maynilad said it hasn’t been getting enough of its 60-percent raw water share out of the agreement and has made an appeal to Manila Water to give them the proper water allocation.
“It is unfortunate and without warning that Manila Water’s name has been dragged in this issue,” Manila Water president and chief executive officer Ferdinand Dela Cruz said in reports.
Geodino Carpio, chief operating officer for Manila Water Operations, then said that Maynilad may be having efficiency issues in its operations because they do receive the proper water allocation.
“Historically, for the past 20 years, Maynilad has been on the average getting more than its 60 percent of their share. You never hear about this because there is actually a body that actually collaborates and coordinates about how to balance the split,” Carpio said.
“If I were Maynilad, I’d probably look into the efficiencies in their system. For example, in their letter [to MWSS], they only got an average 2.313 MLD [million liters per day]. Now if you consult the webpage of Maynilad, they claim to have an NRW [non revenue water] system loss of 31 percent. Do the math and you will find out that they have more than enough of water they can supply their customers,” he added.