Maynilad allots P1.7B for wastewater projects in 2018
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) said it has allotted as much as P1.7 billion this year for wastewater projects to increase its sewerage coverage as well as maintain the reliability of its wastewater network.
Of the said amount, about P1.4 billion will be used to lay some 35 kilometers of conveyance systems in Las Piñas and Muntinlupa.
These systems will catch wastewater generated by households and convey it for treatment to Maynilad’s three Sewage Treatment Plants (STP) in the area, which have a combined treatment capacity of 148 million liters of wastewater per day (MLD) serving about one million residents when fully completed.
Moreover, P260 million has been set aside for sewer network repairs and installation of new sewer service connections in the west concession area.
The remaining P70 million will then go to the maintenance and operations of wastewater facilities to ensure the reliability of Maynilad’s sewer network.
“It is a challenge for us to facilitate the completion of wastewater projects, given the impact to traffic of laying new conveyance systems. Nonetheless, these projects are important so we can catch harmful effluents before discharge to the environment. We need the support of local government and the communities to accelerate sewerage coverage expansion,” said Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez.
Aside from the 2018 wastewater Capex projects, Maynilad is set to complete the construction of a new STP in Parañaque this 2018.
Maynilad’s wastewater infrastructure network currently includes three septage treatment plants, 19 sewage treatment plants, 40 pumping stations, 22 lift stations, and more than 500 kilometers of sewer lines.