Ayala-led Manila Water Co. has installed 109,717 sewer connections, which served 158,242 households in its East Zone concession area.
Manila Water East Zone Business Group Director Ferdinand de la Cruz said that in April alone, Manila Water has added at least six sewer connections in Pasig and Quezon City, with a total of 30 sewer connections installed and 326.91 kilometers of sewer lines laid and maintained for the first quarter of 2013.
“Manila Water has surpassed the proposed target of 106,000 sewerage connections during the ‘2008 Rate Rebasing Scheme’ wherein the company has now built a total of 109,717 sewer connections,” de la Cruz said, adding that Manila Water intends to install 3,687 more sewer connections this year.
Recently, Manila Water also completed the P31-million rehabilitation of a kilometer-long sewer line to improve sewerage services to residents from Kalantiaw to P. Burgos streets in Project 4, Quezon City.
The company is also constructing the Philippines’ biggest sewer network project, a P1.9 billion, 12-kilometer network that would cater to more than 500,000 residents of Taguig, Makati, and nearby cities, and could treat 75 million liters of wastewater daily.
The Taguig North Sewer Network 3 Project is the first major sewer network project by Manila Water since it started implementing its Wastewater Master Plan.
The company has also lined up the construction of other wastewater treatment facilities to increase its total wastewater treatment capacity to more than 500 million liters per day from the current 135 million liters a day.
Manila Water is the East Zone concessionaire of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System that provides water and wastewater services to more than 6.2 million residents of eastern Metro Manila and Rizal province.