Maynilad connections hit 1.1 million
MANILA, Philippines – Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad), the west zone concessionaire, said it now has more than a million connections after 58,094 new water service connections were made this year.
Maynilad said the new connections were mostly in Muntinlupa, Las Piñas and parts of Cavite, boosting its connections to a total of 1,116,109.
Maynilad, the country’s largest private water concessionaire in terms of customer base, said around 1.3 million people are still not connected to its water distribution network.
“Right now, our water service coverage is at 95.6 percent. Given the population projection in our service area, our goal is to provide 100% water service coverage in the West Zone by year 2026,” said Maynilad president and chief executive Ricky Vargas.
Maynilad is currently serving 8.4 million people in the West Zone of the Greater Manila Area, which is composed of the cities of Manila (all but portions of San Andres and Sta. Ana), Quezon City (west of San Juan River, West Avenue, EDSA, Congressional, Mindanao Avenue, the northern part starting from the Districts of the Holy Spirit and Batasan Hills), Makati (west of South Luzon Expressway), Caloocan, Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Navotas and Malabon; Bacoor, Imus, and the towns of Kawit, Noveleta and Rosario in Cavite.
Around 97.5 percent of Maynilad customers have 24-hour water supply, a jump of 95 percent in September 2012.
An estimated 99.8 percent Maynilad customers, meanwhile, receive water supply at an average pressure of seven pounds per square inch (psi), which is the required pressure for water to reach the second floor of a structure.