Maynilad expands capacity to accommodate more customers
Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) said it has added 345 million liters (ML) to its water storage capacity, a development that will help the firm accommodate more customers moving forward.
Maynilad announced this after being able to rehabilitate five old reservoirs and constructing 13 new ones in different areas of its West concession.
From only seven reservoirs in 2007, Maynilad now has 32 operational reservoirs, which have a combined water-storage capacity of 710 ML, or a 95 percent increase compared to only 365 ML 11 years ago.
“These facilities enhance Maynilad’s capability to bring potable water to elevated and far-flung portions of its concession area where supply availability is still limited,” Maynilad said.
“It also allows for better pressure management when there is a supply crunch, such as during times of El Niño,” the company added.
However, Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez said the company still need to build more reservoirs and pumping stations moving forward, as the population continues to grow along with the demand for uninterrupted supply of potable water.