West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) is tapping used water as an alternative raw water supply source for drinking. Benchmarking with Singapore in Asia and Namibia in Southern Africa, Maynilad would be the first in the Philippines to produce drinkable reused water.
The Php2.12-billion Anabu ModTP—which is one of four similar facilities that Maynilad is constructing in the Cavite area—will serve as a dedicated supply source for Imus, which does not yet have 24-hour water supply owing to its distance from Maynilad’s main raw water source, the Angat Dam in Bulacan. Power 4 All was the lead contractor in the design, build, installation, and commissioning of these ModTPs.
Its initial output of 5.5 MLD is enough to supply the needs of more than 13,000 customers. But once the Anabu ModTP becomes fully operational by the latter part of this year, it can produce a total of 16 MLD, which can serve around 114,000 people in the area.
“With the commissioning of this new facility, we can lengthen supply availability in this part of the West concession that has yet to be provided with 24-hour water service. We aim to enhance service reliability by building more treatment facilities that tap alternate raw water sources,” said Maynilad Chief Operating Officer Randolph T. Estrellado.
The Anabu ModTP is part of Maynilad’s measures to mitigate the possible impact of El Niño on the availability of water supply.
Maynilad is the largest private water concessionaire in the Philippines in terms of customer base. It is the concessionaire of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) for the West Zone of the Greater Manila Area, which is composed of the cities of Manila (certain portions), Quezon City (certain portions), Makati (west of South Super Highway), Caloocan, Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Navotas and Malabon all in Metro Manila; the cities of Cavite, Bacoor and Imus, and the towns of Kawit, Noveleta and Rosario, all in Cavite Province.