Manila Bulletin

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.

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