Saturday, 05 June 2010 00:00 [ manilatimes.net ]
Maynilad Water Services Inc. has started operating its Putatan plant, the first water treatment facility that taps into Laguna Lake for drinking water supply.
In a statement, Maynilad said the Putatan plant will initially supply potable water to 4,585 households in Muntinlupa.
“The treatment plant in Putatan is in line with Maynilad’s plan to develop alternative sources of water to ensure long-term water security for its customers,” the company said.
Prior to the treatment plant’s operations, the company sourced most of its water supply from the Angat dam.
The Putatan plant uses microfiltration and reverse osmosis to treat raw water from Laguna Lake. It has 14 units of microfiltration assemblies and six reverse osmosis assemblies.
By July, the plant can produce 50 million liters of water per day (MLD) and another 50 MLD by September this year.
Maynilad serves the water requirements of seven million customers in Metro Manila and parts of Cavite under the state-run Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System’s West Zone concession.
The company said that communities in Muntinlupa, Las Piñas and portions of Cavite are expected to benefit from the additional water supply.
“With the additional water supply, we will be able to serve other barangays in Muntinlupa such as Sucat, Buli, Cupang, and remaining areas in Alabang, Poblacion and Tunasan,” Joel delos Reyes, Maynilad Muntinlupa business area technical head, said.
Maynilad is owned and managed by DMCI-MPIC Water Co. Inc., a joint venture between Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) and DMCI Holdings Inc.The consortium took control of Maynilad on January 24, 2007.
Euan Paulo C. Añonuevo