Maynilad allocates USD 48 million to minimise Manila City’s water loss.

The concessionaire for the West Zone, Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad), is investing P2.7 billion (roughly USD 48 million) for its Non-Revenue Water (NRW) Management Programme between 2023 and 2027 in the City of Manila alone. This is the area with the greatest water loss because of an ageing pipe network and a high number of unauthorised connections.

P2.4 billion of the aforementioned sum would be allocated to projects involving the replacement of pipes, while P151 million will be utilized to fix leaks. Among other things, network diagnostics and leak detection would be covered by the remaining P190 million.

The oldest portion of the pipe network that we acquired from the government is situated in Manila City. Since 2007, we have rebuilt 701 km of outdated pipes in this area to decrease water losses, according to Randolph T. Estrellado, chief operating officer of Maynilad.

He continued by saying that the help provided by the Manila local government with regard to permit issuing and traffic control for projects involving pipe replacement and leak repair made this feat feasible.

The City of Manila’s P2.7 billion allotment is a component of the P16.5 billion (USD 295 million) Maynilad NRW Management Programme for 2023–2027, which attempts to further reduce water losses in the West Zone.

In the Philippines, Maynilad holds the largest customer base among private water concessionaires. This is the concessionaire of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) for the West Zone of the Greater Manila Area, which includes the following cities: Manila (all except parts of San Andres & 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; Cavite, Bacoor and Imus; and the towns of Kawit, Noveleta, and Rosario, all in Cavite Province,

source: Maynilad

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