Recently, there have been efforts to upgrade the water distribution system in portions of Metro Manila and Cavite. In the first six months of 2017, the Maynilad Water Services Inc. has replaced the 204 kilometers of old, faulty pipes with new ones.
According to Maynila, the pipeline restoration made a total length area of 1,913 kilometers. This indicates 47 percent restoration of the distribution system which was last re-privatized 10 years ago.
The firm allotted a funding of P2.87 billion to replace 300 kilometers of old pipes in parts of its yielding area. As of June 30, 2017, Maynilad finished the replacement of pipes in Manila, Quezon City, Parañaque, Caloocan, Muntinlupa and Las Piñas.
“We have to sustain investments in the renewal of Maynilad’s distribution system, which is old and riddled with illegal connections. Through selective pipe replacement, we are able to do this in the most efficient way,” said Maynilad president and chief executive officer Ramoncito Fernandez.
Maynilad provides water and wastewater services to some portions of Manila, Quezon City, Makati, Caloocan, Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Navotas and Malabon in Metro Manila, the cities of Cavite, Bacoor and Imus, and the towns of Kawit, Noveleta and Rosario in Cavite province.
Source: Manila Standard