Maynilad targets to connect additional 24,000 customers in 2018
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) said it is targeting to install over 24,000 new water service connections in 2018, bringing potable water from Maynilad’s distribution network to some 167,000 additional customers.
These new connections — to be made in Valenzuela, Caloocan, Quezon City, Manila, Parañaque, Muntinlupa, Las Piñas, Bacoor, Imus, and Kawit in Cavite province — will mostly benefit people living in subdivisions or open communities that still rely on deep wells and water vendors for their supply needs.
Once connected to Maynilad’s network, these households will enjoy potable, piped-in water supply from Maynilad at a strong pressure ranging from 7 to 16 psi (pounds per square inch).
Maynilad currently maintains some 1.4 million connections, which is equivalent to more than 9 million people served.
This year, Maynilad allotted some P728 million for its water expansion projects, which include the laying of new pipelines to connect unserved and under-served areas. The water company is also investing about P3.3 billion for the maintenance and repair of existing pipes and replacement of old ones, as part of initiatives to enhance service levels.