Manila Water expands sewer services with additional 51-km sewer network
Aside from implementing measures to ensure 24/7 clean water service to its customers, Manila Water is embarking on a massive sewer project to improve sanitation and promote a cleaner environment for Metro Manila communities.
Called the Mandaluyong West–San Juan South–Quezon City South Sewer Project, this Php4.2-billion project forms part of the company’s mandate to provide quality sanitation to its growing 7.6 million customers in the East Zone of Metro Manila and parts of Rizal.
This 51-kilometer combined sewer system will have a 60-million-liter-per-day (MLD) capacity sewage treatment plant, which is expandable to 120 MLD. The network will be supported by 1 major pump station, 13 lift stations, 276 interceptor boxes, and a 16-channel interceptor. It is expected to serve 704,260 additional residents in Mandaluyong, San Juan, and Quezon City by 2037.
With 25 years of service, the water concessionaire has already gained considerable ground in its wastewater service in the East Zone with 41 wastewater treatment facilities with a total treatment capacity of 410 MLD, a1,025% increased capacity from 1997.
“Wastewater management is an integral part of Manila Water’s sustainability efforts. We have the responsibility of augmenting our wastewater services to reach more customers, and as a result, lessening our environmental impact,” Corporate Communications Affairs Group Director Jeric Sevilla said.
Currently, the construction of the Mandaluyong West Sewer Network Package 1 is already underway in Barangay Hulo, Mandaluyong City. To lessen impact on traffic along affected roads-- Coronado St., F. Blumentritt St., Private Road, Saniboy St., and San Francisco St, the project employs microtunneling technology instead of conventional open-trench pipelaying. Construction in these affected roads is expected to be completed by August 2023.