West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. (Maynilad) said it would spend P422 million for pipe replacement in Quezon City in a bid to reduce water losses.
Maynilad said in a statement that the amount would be used to replace more than two kilometers of 50-year-old and leaky pipes along D. Tuazon (from Scout Alcaraz St. to E. Rodriguez St.) in Quezon City.
“The company expects to recover almost two million liters per day (MLD) of potable water after this pipe replacement project — a volume that can supply the daily requirement of some 2,000 households,” it said.
Maynilad said it would use trenchless technology to lay the new pipes. The technology involves inserting pliable yet strong pipes through an insertion point, instead of digging trenches to lay the pipes, thus reducing impact on traffic.
Once completed this year, the project is expected to benefit almost 100,000 customers in Doña Josefa Marcos, Lourdes, Maharlika, Manresa, N.S. Amoranto, Paang Bundok, Saint Peter, Salvacion, San Isidro Labrador, San Jose and Santa Teresita villages.
Maynilad said it was also coordinating with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), Quezon City Engineering Office and local barangay officials to minimize inconvenience to motorists.
“We strive to make our operations more efficient, and part of that effort is to replace old portions of our water distribution system. Through continued investments in network rehabilitation, we not only reduce water losses but also improve water pressure for our customers,” said Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez.
Maynilad currently provides water and wastewater services in certain portions of Quezon City, Makati, Caloocan, Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Navotas Malabon; and Bacoor, Imus, Kawit, Noveleta and Rosario in Cavite province.
Anna Leah E. Gonzales