AYALA-LED Manila Water Co. Inc. said it has completed its $15-million leakage reduction and management services project in Vietnam.
The six-year project, which was done in partnership with Saigon Water Corp. (SAWACO), involved the establishment of 119 district metering areas in Ho Chi Minh City, as well as the installation of line meter assemblies, isolation valves and pipe laying.
Manila Water said it was able to reduce non-revenue water within the project area, significantly cutting down water loss in Zone 1 by 130,000 cubic meters per day.
“Total water saved and recovered by the company’s leakage reduction activities was three times the 37,500 cubic meters per day target. This improved water services and increased pressure to around 140,000 service connections in Zone 1,” Manila Water said.
In the country, Manila Water’s expertise in implementing leakage reduction programs has transformed the water system of eastern Metro Manila and Rizal province, bringing down water loss to 11 percent in 2013 from a high 63 percent water loss in 1997.
The company earlier signed an agreement with Myanmar’s Yangon City Development Committee, the administrative body responsible for the city’s water management, for the development of a proposed leakage reduction program for Yangon City.