Maynilad Water Services Inc. said that customers in Muntinlupa will now experience 24-hour water supply after it spent P5.8 billion on new pipes and pipe repairs.
Maynilad said that all of its customers in Muntinlupa to date have 24-hour water supply at a pressure of at least 7 pounds per square inch (psi).
The west zone concessionaire noted that it takes about 7 psi for water to reach the second floor of a building.
In 2007, Maynilad said that only 76 percent of its customers in Muntinlupa had 24-hour water service while only 44 percent received their supply at 7 psi pressure.
“The communities in Muntinlupa have waited decades for clean, affordable water. We’re very glad that our infrastructure investments are now paying off, and that we can finally serve them,” said Ricky Vargas, president and chief executive officer of Maynilad.
Maynilad’s P5.8-billion investments in Muntinlupa included laying of 165 kilometers of new pipes and the repair of some 5,500 pipe leaks.
By the end of the third quarter, Maynilad’s water service accounts in Muntinlupa stood at 43,453, which translate to a customer population of 272,885.
Maynilad, which is led by Metro Pacific Investments Corp. and DMCI Holdings Inc., is the largest private water concessionaire in the Philippines in terms of customer base.