Sewer connections and tank cleaning increase
Maynilad intensifies sewer connection and septic tank cleaning drives
MANILA – West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) has connected more than 32,000 additional customers to its sewerage system from January 2019 to August 2020. The connections include households and establishments located along waterways that drain into Manila Bay.
It will be recalled Maynilad intensified its campaign to convince more customers to connect to the existing sewer network, in support of the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program of the Department of Environment and natural Resources.
During the same period, Maynilad said they provided septic tank cleaning services to some 1.6 million customers from North Caloocan down to Cavite where about 317,000 cubic meters of septage were collected and treated by the company since the start of 2019.
“As we continue to implement our sewerage and sanitation services under ‘new normal’ conditions, we appeal to our customers to connect to our sewer lines or have their septic tanks desludged. Doing so will help protect our environment, as well as health of our families and communities,” said Maynilad Chief Operating Officer Randolph T. Estrellado.
Maynilad’s septic tank cleaning or sanitation services are offered every five to seven years, at no additional cost to its residential and semi-business customers in unsewered areas. Customers in sewered areas are encouraged to apply for a sewer connection from Maynilad so their wastewater can be conveyed directly to the company’s Sewerage Treatment Plants.
Maynilad remains the largest private water concessionaire in the Philippines in terms of customer base. It is an agent and contractor of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) for the West Zone of the Greater Manila Area, composed of Manila’s certain portions, Quezon City (certain areas), Makati (west of South Super Highway), Caloocan, Pasay, Paranaque, Las Pinas, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Navotas and Malabon, all in Metro Manila, the cities of Cavite, Bacoor and Imus and the towns of Kawit, Noveleta, and Rosario all in Cavite Province. (Melo M. Acuña)