Maynilad tapped for Marawi water system rehab
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) has been tapped to assist in the full recovery of war-stricken Marawi City through the provision of its technical expertise in the rehabilitation of the town’s water system.
Maynilad said it has been commissioned by International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in coordination with the Marawi City Water District and Task Force Bangon Marawi, to conduct a study on Marawi City’s current pipeline condition, distribution network, and water quality.
The company then sent engineers to the town to do the said undertakings. There, they were also tapped to conduct a general assessment of damages sustained by the water infrastructure during last year’s armed conflict.
Findings and recommendations from this study will allow for the creation of a hydraulic model to be used for the repair and construction of the water supply system in Marawi City, which will benefit almost 38,000 residents of 96 barangays.
Last year, Maynilad sent a mobile water treatment plant to Marawi to provide potable water for troops of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and for displaced families in the evacuation areas.
It also gave 1,500 pieces of bottled water and 150 portable water microfilters.