While observing strict protocols related to COVID-19, Manila Water recently organized a ceremonial signing of the usufruct agreement that will set the ball rolling for the construction of the Hinulugang Taktak Sewage Treatment Plant in Antipolo City. Participating in the signing ceremony are DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, Antipolo City Mayor Andrea B. Ynares, as well as Manila Water President and CEO Jose Rene D. Almendras, and Chief Operating Officer Abelardo P. Basilio.
In its commitment to increase sewer coverage in Mandaluyong, San Juan, and Quezon City as part of its service obligation, Manila Water recently held a ceremonial contract signing with its partners for the construction of the Aglipay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP). The company partnered with two acknowledged experts in their respective fields, Suez Asia’s Water Asia Business and Megawide Construction Corporation, for process design and construction, respectively.
Manila Water will spend P115 billion more to complete its sewerage program by 2037. To date, Manila Water operates 38 STPs and 2 septage treatment plants with a total capacity of 310 MLD. "Since 1997 when we took over the East Zone, we have spent P38.5 billion on our wastewater programs from collections of only P36.9 billion. So, we have excess investments of P1.6 billion and we expect this trend to continue," said Manila Water Chief Operating Officer Abelardo P. Basilio.
As part of the South Pasig Package 1B Sewer Network, pipelaying activities will be done along C. Raymundo Ave. from Guanio St. to Mercedes Ave. Pipelaying will be done from September 1, 2019 to January 15, 2020. Works will be conducted 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for this entire duration. The Pasig City administration has requested that this segment be fast-tracked, to help alleviate traffic congestion in the area.
Manila Water has successfully completed its facility upgrade activity at its treatment plant located at Luzon Ave., Brgy. Holy Spirit, Quezon City. The three-night activity involved the transfer of power from generator-sets to inline Meralco power.