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Manila Water modernizes 21st Pumping Station in Taguig

Manila Water has recently upgraded the pumps and motors at 21st pumping station (PS) to meet increasing water supply demand in Taguig City. The upgrade is composed of rightsizing three (3) sets of motor pumps with capacity of 90 million liters per day (MLD) of water each, operated with 700 horsepower (HP), as well as modification of pump and motor base and fittings.

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Manila Water’s East Zone water network reaches more than 5,000 kilometers

Manila Water’s network of water lines continues to expand as part of its continuing commitment to further provide greater access and ensure delivery of potable water particularly to the highest and farthest locations within the east concession area, As of March 2022, Manila Water has laid and now maintains 5,290 kilometers of water pipelines in eastern Metro Manila and parts of Rizal province.

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Manila Water reduced GHG emissions by 9,000 tons in 2021

Manila Water Company’s use of at least 13 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green energy in 2021 has reduced its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by over 9,000 tons. According to Jocot de Dios, President and CEO of Manila Water, the utilization of 13.8 kWh of renewable energy enabled the water concessionaire to attain a decrease of 9,100 tons in its carbon emissions.

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Manila Water’s TBM-driven Novaliches-Balara Aqueduct 4 project nears completion

The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) celebrates Manila Water’s milestone in its landmark Novaliches-Balara Aqueduct 4 (NBAQ4) project as the tunnel-boring machine (TBM) being utilized for the project has already broken through at the La Mesa Reservoir, more than seven kilometers away from its entry shaft at Balara in Quezon City. The Php5.5B NBAQ4 project, one of the largest MWSS-led water supply infrastructure projects undertaken by Manila Water, entails the construction of a fourth aqueduct from the La Mesa Reservoir to the Balara Treatment Plants (BTP) 1 and 2 to improve the reliability and security of the raw water transmission system.

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Tunneling works for Novaliches-Balara Aqueduct 4 now completed as machine breaks through at La Mesa Reservoir

The Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) that was used to construct the Novaliches-Balara Aqueduct 4 (NBAQ4) has completed its work as it emerges at the La Mesa Reservoir this August. Launched at the Balara Treatment Plant 2 on January 28, 2020, the TBM “Dalisay” laid a 7.3-kilometer long, 3.1-meter diameter pipe underneath Commonwealth Avenue without inconvenience to traffic. This project is the first to use this technology in Metro Manila. The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) used a similar machine for constructing Tunnel 4 of the Angat Water Tunnel Improvement Project (AWTIP) in Norzagaray, Bulacan. In a ceremony held to celebrate this milestone, guests onsite and those that attended through Zoom witnessed the exposure of Dalisay’s cutter head from the soft concrete at the exit shaft at the La Mesa Reservoir (photo above).

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