In celebration of this year’s International Coastal Clean-up Day and in observance of the National Cleanup Month, Manila Water joined simultaneous cleanup activities in different parts of Metro Manila last Saturday, 17 September 2022.
The International Water Association (IWA) recognized Manila Water as a Climate Smart Utility in the first year of IWA’s Climate Smart Utilities Recognition Program, the first water utility company in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia to be recognized in this program that aims to inspire utilities and all their stakeholders to embrace climate resilience under three key pillars for action – climate adaptation, mitigation, and leadership.
More than 13,500 families in the Rizal service area of Manila Water are now being provided with improved water quality and supply, as the company completes 40 projects in its intensified expansion program.
After 25 years of operations, Manila Water Company, Inc. has made huge headway in growing its wastewater services in the East Zone concession area. From a single sewage treatment plant in 1997, Manila Water now operates 41 treatment facilities, increasing the company’s wastewater treatment capacity by 1,025%, from 40 million liters per day (MLD) at the start of operations to 410 MLD at present.
The rehabilitation of Auxiliary Turbine Unit No. 2 (AU#2) at the Angat Hydroelectric Power Plant (AHEPP) is scheduled to begin on 8 August 2022 to 8 April 2023. While normal dam operations will be affected by the repair, the risk to water supply is low as the dam will maintain its ability to release water through the by-passes of the auxiliary turbines and the operation of the Low-Level outlet. An alarm system that alerts operators to sudden decreases in flow detected by stream gauges will prevent domestic allocation from being reduced. The allocation of 48 cubic meters per second (CMS) to MWSS Concessionaires is guaranteed, and there will be no to minimal disruption in water supply operations.