Maynilad putting up reservoir in Valenzuela
Maynilad Water Services Inc. yesterday said it would build a new reservoir in Valenzuela City to boost water pressure for 50,000 customers in the area.
Construction will start in early 2020 and is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2021.
Maynilad said the new pumping station would be equipped with high-efficiency pumps that could increase water pressure from the current 7 psi (pounds per square inch) to 16 psi in portions of Valenzuela and Quezon City.
Also, Maynilad said that at 16 psi, water could reach the third floor of a house or establishment.
Further, the new reservoir will have a storage capacity of 40 million liters, and can serve as additional reserve water for Valenzuela in case of supply shortfall or an increase in demand.
“This project, along with our pipe replacement and rehabilitation initiatives to reduce water losses, is a critical component of our long-term plan to provide reliable services,” Maynilad president and chief executive Ramoncito Fernandez said.
“It will help us to sustain service levels in the north, given increasing demand for water supply,” Fernandez said. —RONNEL W. DOMINGO
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