DOH recognizes Maynilad for Water Safety Plan
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) was recently recognized by the Department of Health’s (DOH) Metro Manila Center for Health and Development for its Water Safety Plan (WSP).
The Maynilad WSP details programs and procedures in ensuring the safety of water supplied to customers, and corrective actions in case of water contamination.
It bears hazard analyses, risk assessments, and control measures in containing or removing water contamination brought by disasters such as landslides, and security threats such as terrorist sabotage, among others.
The water company received the recognition after undergoing an intensive system audit by the WSP Review Committee composed of members from the DOH, Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System-Regulatory Office (MWSS-RO), National Water Resources Board (NWRB), and members of the academe and water industry.
“Having a Water Safety Plan is important to ensure that risks along the water supply chain—from source, to treatment, to distribution—are properly addressed, especially during calamity episodes,” said Maynilad Chief Operating Officer Randolph T. Estrellado.
Maynilad is a pioneer in the development of WSPs in the country, with its WSP being adopted by the World Health Organization as model in over 30 countries in the Western Pacific Region, and by the DOH as a reference for over 120 local water districts in the Philippines.