Manila Water Co. Inc. is undertaking pipe laying activities in parts of Quezon City in a bid to alleviate supply crunch in parts of Metro Manila and Rizal province.
In a statement, Manila Water said it is currently laying pipes along E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, Quezon City to pave the way for the cross-border water sharing with Maynilad Water Services Inc.
Both Manila Water and Maynilad have initially targeted to finish all cross-border projects by June this year but both companies are pushing for these activities to be completed by April, just in time for the completion of the expansion of Maynilad’s Putatan treatment facility.
Maynilad has committed to share up to 50 million liters per day (MLD) of water per day which will help alleviate the water situation in the East Zone.
“Currently, 12.73 MLD out of the 50 MLD of water is being shared through the opening of a valves located at various locations in Quezon City such as at the corner of West Avenue and Bulacan Street, in Greenville Subdivision, in Carmel 5 Subdivision, and along Aurora Boulevard,” Manila Water said.
The remaining 37 MLD of water will be shared by increasing the capacity of these cross-border pipes together with lines in 4 other identified locations in Quezon City.
Manila Water scheduled joint inspections with concerned local and national government agencies in identified locations to determine construction and pipelaying activities to be done to allow for the cross-border sharing between the two concessionaires.
The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) has identified short-term and long-term solutions to address supply shortage in the East Zone area.
These are the activation of 101 deep wells which can deliver 101 MLD to customers; cross-border sharing between the two concessionaires benefiting 50,000 households in Quezon City, Paranaque and Taguig; and the energization of Cardona Treatment Plant which now delivers about 23 MLD.