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Maynilad to replace 477.2 kilometers of old pipelines in 5 years

June 6, 2023 People's Journal 108 views

WEST Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. is replacing a total of 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.

Maynilad allotted over P10 billion for pipe replacements projects from 2023 to 2027, to be done in various portions of its concession area.

Once completed, this will bring the total length of pipes replaced within the West Zone to 3,643 kilometers, which is 78 percent of the distribution system that the company inherited from the government upon re-privatization in 2007.

“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 T. Estrellado.

From January to April 2023, pipe replacements completed were in North and South Caloocan, Quezon City, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, Manila, Pasay, Paranaque, Imus, and Muntinlupa.

These activities are being fast-tracked so the company can recover more water supply in preparation for El Niño.

For this year alone, Maynilad earmarked almost Php4 billion for its Non-Revenue Water (NRW) Management Program, which is a 25 percent increase from its NRW capital expenditure of P3.2 billion last year.