MAYNILAD Water Services Inc., the private water concessionaire of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) for the West Zone, has formally introduced on Monday their second water-treatment facility that gathers raw water from Laguna de Bay. The Putatan Water Treatment Plant 2 (PWTP 2) in Barangay Putatan, Muntinlupa City is part of Maynilad’s water-security plan that intends to minimize dependence on the Angat Dam in Bulacan as the main source of raw water.
“PWTP 2 is a vital component of Maynilad’s plan to develop alternative sources of water to ensure long-term water security for its customers,” Maynilad Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan said in a statement.
The company’s first water-treatment facility in the same area, the PWTP 1, became operational in 2009.
The West Zone of the Greater Manila Area, its concession area, is comprised of the cities of Manila (certain portions), Quezon City (certain portions), Makati (west of South Super Highway), Caloocan, Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Navotas and Malabon, all in Metro Manila; the cities of Cavite, Bacoor and Imus, and the towns of Kawit, Noveleta and Rosario, all in Cavite province.
As of April this year, PWTP 2 has started producing 100 MLD of clean water for 1 million Maynilad customers in Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Las Piñas, and Cavite.
PWTP 2 uses a multistage process of Dissolved Air Flotation, Biological Aerated Filter, ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis and chlorination to process the lake water and turn it to a product that follows the Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water of the Department of Health.
News source: Business Mirror