The country’s first modular containerized water treatment plant has been installed in Imus, Cavite, capable of producing at least 3 million liters per day of potable water, enough to supply the needs of some 12,000 residents within the area.
This is the first of two pioneering modular water treatment plants from West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) worth around P350 million.
The modular treatment plant will use Ultrafiltration (UF) and Reverse Osmosis (RO) technology to treat raw water drawn from the Julian river in Imus, Cavite.
Tapping rivers in Cavite as an alternative raw water source is part of Maynilad’s initiative to provide a medium-term solution to current water security challenges, even as the government works to develop another major dam that can supply the water requirements of a growing population.
Maynilad is an agent and contractor 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 areas), Quezon City (certain areas), Makati (certain areas), 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.