MANILA – West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) is spending P258 million to replace 33 kilometers of leaky pipelines in Kawit and Noveleta in Cavite.
The pipe replacement project will cover 13 barangays in Kawit and three in Noveleta. Once completed in July 2017, the project will increase water pressure for more than 9,200 households in the area from an average of 7 pounds per square inch (psi) to 16 psi. It will also enable Maynilad to connect some 2,000 new customers to its distribution network.
Replacing the 30-year-old secondary and tertiary pipelines will also allow Maynilad to recover some 4.54 million liters of water per day (MLD), which are lost due to leaks. This volume is enough to supply the needs of almost 9,000 households.
“Most of the water pipes in Cavite were laid in the 1980’s, so these have to be replaced to ensure our network’s reliability and to protect the water supply against contaminants,” said Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez.
Maynilad earmarked ₱2.7 billion in 2017 for pipe replacement projects in Quezon City, Navotas, Valenzuela, Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas and Cavite.
Maynilad is the largest private water concessionaire in the Philippines in terms of customer base. It is the concessionaire of the MWSS for the West Zone of the Greater Manila Area – covering the cities of Manila (all but portions of San Andres and Sta. Ana), Quezon City (west of San Juan River, West Avenue, EDSA, Congressional, Mindanao Avenue, the northern part starting from the Districts of the Holy Spirit & Batasan Hills), 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.