Water utility Manila Water Company Inc. announced that they had earmarked P833 million that will be used for various projects that would be implemented this year.
According to the statement from the east zone concessionaire, among these include the 23 mainline extension and individualization projects.
It will include a pipeline project that constitutes 11 extension projects in several municipalities in Rizal — five in Baras; four in Rodriguez; and two in Binangonan.
Manila Water also said that that they are expected to complete the 10 mainline extension projects in Antipolo City.
They have two in Sitio Tanza and Talosa Ville; two in Barangay Calawis; two in Cabading and Heroes Ville; one in Sitio Painuman and Sitio Kalakad; one in Pedro Bianca Homes and Sitio Culasisi; one in Boso-Boso; and one in Queenstock Heights.
Meanwhile, individualization projects will also be done at the Town and Country Executive Village in Antipolo and the Aurora Subdivision in Angono.
“Once these projects are completed, they are expected to bring better water quality, pressure, and supply to a total of 45,205 families in Rizal,” the company said.
Manila Water also said that they are set to invest P2.8 billion for their service expansion program, and P181-billion for the Service Improvement Plan for 2023-2027.
“Priorities for service expansion include the underserved and still-unserved areas as well as marginalized communities in its service area particularly in booming Rizal Province,” it said.
“Despite challenges in terrain, Manila Water continuously reaches out to its customers, extending its water network and constructing new facilities even in the highest and farthest parts of Rizal to provide water access to its new customers, and better service for their existing customers,” it added.
According to the company, they had already installed some 33,070 new domestic water service connections in 2022.
This is equivalent to 165,350 families.
Manila Water said that this brought the firm’s total number of domestic connections to 1.095 million as of end-2022.
Manila Water services cities in Mandaluyong, Makati, Pasig, Pateros, San Juan, Taguig, Marikina, and parts of Quezon City and Manila.
Meanwhile, for Rizal, they are servicing Angono, Baras, Binangonan, Cainta, Cardona, Jalajala, Morong, Pililia, Rodriguez, Tanay, Taytay, Teresa, San Mateo and Antipolo.
CurrentPH News Service