Maynilad to spend P422M for pipe replacement in QC
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) said it is spending about P422 million to replace over two kilometers of old, leaky pipes along D. Tuazon (from Sct. Alcaraz St. to E. Rodriguez St.) in Quezon City.
Maynilad said replacing the 50-year-old pipes will enable it to reduce water losses in the area.
The company also expects to recover almost two million liters per day (MLD) of potable water after this pipe replacement project—a volume that can supply the daily requirement of some 2,000 households.
Once completed this year, almost 100,000 people in 11 QC barangays (Doña Josefa Marcos, Lourdes, Maharlika, Manresa, N.S. Amoranto, Paang Bundok, Saint Peter, Salvacion, San Isidro Labrador, San Jose and Santa Teresita) will benefit from the project.
To lessen public inconvenience, Maynilad is using “trenchless technology” to lay the new pipes.
This construction method involves inserting pliable yet strong pipes through an insertion point instead of digging up trenches to lay the pipes, thus reducing impact on traffic.
Maynilad is also closely coordinating with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), Quezon City Engineering Office and local barangay officials to further minimize inconvenience to motorists.