Maynilad spends P23.3B for wastewater projects since 2007
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) said it took the company as much as P23.3 billion to improve its wastewater infrastructure and expand sewerage coverage in the West Zone since 2007.
This investment—which went into the construction of new wastewater treatment facilities and rehabilitation of existing ones, acquisition of new vacuum trucks for septic tank cleaning, and installation of new sewer lines, among others—enabled the company to increase sewerage coverage from only 6 percent in 2007 to 20 percent by end of 2018.
“Increasing sewerage coverage by just one percent requires an average investment of about P1.6 billion, so the level of investment to enhance the wastewater infrastructure is huge. Nevertheless, this is something we have to do to ensure environmental sustainability,” said Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez.
“We have a roadmap towards the attainment of 100 percent coverage by the end of the concession period, and we are working with our government partners to facilitate completion of our sewerage projects despite right-of-way conflicts, permit issuance delays, and lot acquisition issues,” he added.
With its recent completion of new sewage treatment plants in Pasay and Parañaque, Maynilad now operates 19 Sewage Treatment Plants, two Sewage and Septage Treatment Plants, and one Septage Treatment Plant with a combined treatment capacity of an estimated 662,000 cubic meters of wastewater per day.
Maynilad is also currently constructing additional wastewater treatment facilities in Valenzuela, Cavite City, and Tunasan and Cupang in Muntinupa.