Maynilad’s wastewater capex amounts to P14B
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) said that since its re-privatization in 2007, it has already spent almost P14 billion in capital expenditure (capex) projects just to expand sewerage coverage within its concession area.
This investment particularly went into the construction of 15 new Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs), one Sewage and Septage Treatment Plant, and one Septage Treatment Plant; rehabilitation of existing wastewater facilities, acquisition of new vacuum trucks for septic tank cleaning, and installation of 27.5 kilometers of new sewer lines, among others.
“When new Maynilad management first took over the West concession in 2007, sewerage coverage was only at 6 percent, and there were only two operating STPs at the time,” said Maynilad’s Wastewater Management Head Antonio Garcia.
“We have since expanded coverage to 16 percent as of June 2018. Much still needs to be done, and we are doing our best to facilitate completion of our sewerage projects despite right-of-way conflicts, permit issuance delays, and lot acquisition issues,” he added.
Also currently under construction are additional Maynilad STPs in Pasay, Parañaque, Valenzuela, Cavite City, and Tunasan and Cupang in Muntinupa.
Once completed in 2020, Maynilad will be able to increase sewerage coverage in the West Zone to 26 percent.
Maynilad aims to attain 100 percent sewerage coverage by the end of the concession period in 2037.