West zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. is spending around P3.2 billion to construct four modular water treatment plants that will serve customers in Cavite province, a top executive said Monday.
“Cavite is the farthest point of our concession area, so there are portions that do not yet receive 24-hour water supply. The new ModTPs will draw water from adjacent dams and serve as a dedicated supply source that can lengthen supply availability for these underserved areas,” said Maynilad chief operating officer Randolph Estrellado.
The four ModTPs in the cities of Bacoor and Imus will have a combined water output of 47 million liters per day—enough to supply the daily needs of some 200,000 customers in the area.
The investment will also cover the cost of pipelines that will distribute treated water to nearby areas. The plants are expected for completion by 2023 and 2024.
The new facilities will use ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis technology to treat raw water from nearby dams and rivers. The Bacoor City ModTPs will draw water from the Molino and Ligas Dams that are fed by the Zapote River. Meanwhile, the ModTPs in Imus City will source water from the nearby Julian and Imus rivers.
ModTPs are among the small-scale treatment plants that form part of Maynilad’s service enhancement program which aims to address water security challenges.
Maynilad is the largest private water concessionaire in the Philippines in terms of customer base. It is the concessionaire of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System for the west zone of the Greater Manila Area.
The west zone covers certain portions of Manila, certain portions of Quezon City, west of South Super Highway in Makati, Caloocan, Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Navotas and Malabon all in Metro Manila; the cities of Cavite, Bacoor and Imus and the towns of Kawit, Noveleta and Rosario in Cavite province.