Maynilad replaces 116-km of old, leaky pipes in QC
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) said it has completed the replacement of 116 kilometers of old, leaky pipelines in various areas in Quezon City.
To be specific, the water company spent P347 million for this pipe replacement project, which seeks to address the problem of leaks and breakages in the 30-year-old distribution system that serves portions of barangays Commonwealth, Holy Spirit, North Fairview, Greater Fairview, Bagbag, Payatas, and Batasan Hills.
Replacing the old secondary and tertiary pipelines in this area allowed Maynilad to recover some 4 million liters of water per day (MLD) that was lost due to leaks.
This recovered water is enough to supply the water needs of about 4,000 customers.
The project will also further improve water pressure from an average of seven pounds per square inch (psi) to as much as 16 psi for more than 25,000 households in the area.
At 16 psi, water supply can reach the third floor of a house or establishment without the aid of a pump.
This pipe replacement project will also enable Maynilad to connect about 2,000 new customers to its distribution system.
These residents used to depend on expensive water deliveries from vendors for their water needs.