Maynilad, Manila Water to extend no disconnection policy until end of MECQ in NCR Plus

Robie de Guzman   •   April 12, 2021   •   1061

MANILA, Philippines – Water concessionaires Maynilad Water Services Inc. and Manila Water Company Inc. will extend the implementation of their no disconnection policy until the end of the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) on Monday said.

“This is to inform the public that the MWSS Regulatory Office (RO) has directed Manila Water Company, Inc. and Maynilad Water Services, Inc., to extend their suspension of all service disconnection activities (whether temporary or permanent) until such time that the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) has been lifted,” MWSS chief regulator Patrick Lester Ty said in a statement.

Metro Manila and the nearby provinces of Cavite, Bulacan, Rizal, and Laguna have been placed under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) from April 12 to April 30.

Water concessionaires are also directed to provide an uninterrupted 24-hour water supply in their service areas.

“This is to ensure that all customers receive clean and adequate water supply for their health and sanitation requirements, especially during this difficult time of the pandemic,” Ty said.

Meanwhile, the MWSS RO asked concerned local government units to assist water concessionaires as they conduct their meter reading and billing activities during the period of MECQ.

Maynilad, tiniyak na walang dagdag singil sa pagpapalit sa mga lumang tubo

Marje Pelayo   •   June 15, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Tiniyak ng Maynilad Water Services, Inc. o Maynilad na walang dagdag na babayaran ang mga consumer sa gagawing pagpapalit ng 173 kilometrong lumang tubo na nagkakahalaga ng P1.8-million pesos.

“Wala naman pong dagdag kasi ito pong mga projects na ito ay kasama na sa approved business plan,” pahayag ni Ma. Cherry Marilla, Assistant Vice President for Planning and Support ng Central Non-Revenue Water (CNRW) Office ng Maynilad.

Ang proyekto ay nakalatag mula sa lungsod ng Caloocan, Quezon City, Muntinlupa, Maynila, Las Piñas, Valenzuela, Parañaque, Pasay hanggang sa bayan ng Imus sa Cavite.

Ayon sa Maynilad, kapag natapos na ito ay mababawasan 33 million liters per day ang masasayang na tubig dahil sa mga tagas na nagmumula sa lumang tubo.

Sapat ito upang masuplayan ang may 33,000 pamilya.

Kapag nakumpleto na ang proyekto ay aabot na sa 2,869 kilometro o kabuuang 72% ang napapalitang lumang tubo na minana pa ng Maynilad mula sa MWSS.

Inaasahan makukumpleto ang proyekto sa taong 2025 o 2026, ayon sa Maynilad.

Paliwanag ng kumpanya, hindi maaring pagsabay-sabaying mapalitan ang lahat ng tubo dahil kailangang ikunsidera ang magiging abala nito sa publiko.

“Siyempre mina-manage din namin yung rerouting ng traffic so inilatag talaga siya per year na manageable lang yung inconvenience din sa tao,” ani Marilla.

Ayon pa sa Maynilad, hindi pa kasama ang proyektong ito sa revised concession agreement pero makatutulong ang nasabing kasunduan sa pagpapalakas ng operasyon ng kumpanya.

Ayon naman sa Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS), wala na sa bagong concession agreement ang mga hindi na kailangang bayaran ng mga consumer.

Hindi na rin sisingilin ng Maynilad at Manila Water ang bilyon-bilyong pisong halaga ng dapat singilin sa mga consumer na dating iginawad sa kanila ng Singapore Permanent Court of Arbitration.

“Ito ay ginawa ng pangulo para makatulong sa ating mga consumer at the same time kikita rin yung mga concessionaire,” pahayag naman ni MWSS Chairman and Acting Administrator Ret. General Reynaldo Velasco. -MNP (sa ulat ni Rey Pelayo)

TAGS   

Manila Water customers to experience 10-hour service interruption on June 2-3

UNTV News   •   June 1, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Manila Water customers in several key cities in Metro Manila will face a 10-hour water service interruption starting at 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday (June 2) until 9:00 a.m. on Thursday (June 3).

In an advisory, the water concessionaire said it is conducting maintenance operations specifically to cut and plug its old 500mm mainline along Ortigas Avenue near EDSA in Barangay Ugong Norte, Quezon City.

The maintenance work is expected to affect a total of 110,355 households with about 500,000 population as well as commercial and business establishments across 39 barangays in Metro Manila.

Addition Hills, Mandaluyong
Barangka Drive, Mandaluyong
Barangka Ilaya, Mandaluyong
Barangka Itaas, Mandaluyong
Buayang Bato, Mandaluyong
Hagdang Bato Libis, Mandaluyong
Hagdang Bato Itaas, Mandaluyong
Highway Hills, Mandaluyong
Hulo, Mandaluyong
Malamig, Mandaluyong
Mauway, Mandaluyong
Plainview, Mandaluyong
Pleasant Hills, Mandaluyong
San Jose, Mandaluyong
Wack Wack East Greenhills, Mandaluyong
Bagong Ilog, Pasig
Kapitolyo, Pasig
Oranbo, Pasig
San Antonio, Pasig
Ugong, Pasig
Bagong Lipunan, Quezon City
Horseshoe, Quezon City
Immaculate Conception, Quezon City
Kaunlaran, Quezon City
Pinagkaisahan, Quezon City
San Martin de Porres, Quezon City
Ugong Norte, Quezon City
Valencia, Quezon City
Addition Hills, San Juan
Corazon de Jesus, San Juan
Greenhills, San Juan
Isabelita, San Juan
Little Baguio, San Juan
Maytunas, San Juan
Onse, San Juan
St. Joseph, San Juan
Sta. Lucia, San Juan
West Crame, San Juan

Manila Water is advising all residents of affected areas to store enough water to supply their needs during any service improvement activity.

After the activity and once water service is restored, residents are advised to conduct flushing by letting the water flow out of the taps for a few minutes until it becomes clear.

TAGS   

Maynilad announces emergency water service interruption on May 21

Maris Federez   •   May 21, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Maynilad Water Services, Inc (Maynilad) on Friday announced a water service interruption in portions of Caloocan City, Quezon City, and Malabon City on the same day from 12:00 noon to 9:00 in the evening.

“Portions of Caloocan City, Quezon City and Malabon City will experience low pressure to no water beginning 12:00 nn until 9:00 pm of May 21. This is due to high demand in Bagbag Reservoir,” its announcement on Facebook on Friday morning said.

Two more announcements for its customers in some areas in Makati City (from 12:00 noon to 9:00 pm) and Paranaque City (from12:00 noon of May 21 until 1:00 am of May 22) were also posted.

The low pressure to no water supply is due to the high demand in Bagbag Reservoir, the announcement said.

While the water concessionaire apologized for the inconvenience, its customers still expressed dismay over the service interruption and the company’s short notice.

Portions of Caloocan City, Quezon City and Malabon City will experience low pressure to no water beginning 12:00 nn…

Posted by Maynilad Water Services, Inc. on Thursday, May 20, 2021

Our customers in portions of Brgy. Magallanes, Makati City will experience low pressure to no water beginning 12:00 nn…

Posted by Maynilad Water Services, Inc. on Thursday, May 20, 2021

Our customers in portions of Brgys. BF Homes, BF International/CAA, San Isidro, Paranaque City will experience low…

Posted by Maynilad Water Services, Inc. on Thursday, May 20, 2021

 

REACH US

The Philippine Broadcast Hub

UNTV, 915 Barangay Philam,

EDSA, Quezon City M.M. 1104

(+632) 8396-8688 (Tel)

info@untv-newsandrescue.com (General inquiries)

ABOUT UNTV

UNTV is a major TV broadcast network with 24-hour programming. An Ultra High Frequency station with strong brand content that appeal to everyone, UNTV is one of the most trusted and successful Philippine networks that guarantees wholesome and quality viewing experience.