West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water services on Sunday said it has earmarked over P700 million to finance the construction of new pumping stations and reservoirs (PSRs) this year.
Maynilad said it will spend P743 million for the PSRs which will boost water pressure for some 87,000 customers, and connect a million customers to the network.
The new facilities will be constructed in Valenzuela and Muntinlupa cities and will have a combined water storage capacity of 75 million liters.
The PSRs are expected to increase water pressure from the current 7 pounds per square inch (psi) to 16 psi for households in Barangays Maysan and Gen. T. de Leon in Valenzuela City, and Imus in Cavite.
“(W)e keep investing in the infrastructure enhancements needed to connect new customers and boost service levels for existing ones,” said Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito Fernandez.
Maynilad said the new facilities in Valenzuela and Muntinlupa are targeted for completion by the last quarter of 2019.
Meanwhile, those in Bacoor and Imus in Cavite are expected to start operations within the year. —Jon Viktor D. Cabuenas/ALG, GMA News