West zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. is replacing 477.2 kilometers of old, leaky pipes over the next five years in line with its program to upgrade the distribution system and reduce water losses.
The water company is allotting over P10 billion from 2023 to 2027 to replace damaged pipes in various portions of its concession area.
“When we took over Maynilad in 2007, the pipe network we inherited included the oldest water system in Asia. We are committed to upgrading our network for the benefit of our customers,” said Maynilad chief operating officer Randolph Estrellado.
Once completed, Maynilad would have replaced up to 3,643 kilometers of leaky pipes in its service area, which is 78 percent of the distribution system that the company inherited from the government upon re-privatization in 2007.
The company said that from January to April 2023, it replaced pipes in North and South Caloocan, Quezon City, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, Manila, Pasay, Paranaque, Imus and Muntinlupa. Othel V. Campos