Maynilad starts R969-M Manila sewerage rehab project
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) is set to start the Central Manila Sewerage System (CMSS) Rehabilitation Project in Arroceros, Manila, which will cost the company as much as R969.14 million.
The CMSS Rehabilitation Project involves the upgrade of approximately 9,600 linear meters of sewer lines within 30 barangays in parts of Sta. Cruz and Malate areas in Manila.
Targeted for completion in June 2021, the project is intended to ensure the sewerage system’s continued reliability, and to accommodate a larger volume of wastewater generated by the increasing number of households and establishments in the area.
According to Maynilad, the project will help to sustain sewerage coverage expansion in the West Zone, ultimately helping to reduce pollution load in the Manila Bay.
Maynilad’s CMSS Rehabilitation Project supports the clean-up activities in the City of Manila, the priority area of the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
It is part of Maynilad’s long-term wastewater management program, which seeks to protect community health and the environment through the proper treatment of effluents, in compliance with the continuing Supreme Court mandamus to clean up, rehabilitate and preserve Manila Bay.
To recall, under the law,
Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) and its concessionaires are required to connect the existing sewage line found in all subdivisions, condominiums, commercial centers, hotels, sports and recreational facilities, hospitals, market places, public buildings, industrial complex and other similar establishments including households to available sewerage system.
Maynilad President and Chief Executive Officer Ramoncito S. Fernandez said that to date, the company has already invested more than R41 billion for the improvement and expansion of the wastewater infrastructure, including the ongoing construction of its new sewage treatment plants in Valenzuela, Las Piñas, and Cupang and Tunasan in Muntinlupa.