By MB Online
Maynilad expressed its support for the government’s efforts to undertake the Kaliwa Dam project in Quezon to augment Metro Manila’s water supply.
“We believe it is a viable long-term solution to the supply shortage that has been affecting residents of Metro Manila,” Maynilad said in a statement.
Once completed, Kaliwa Dam is expected to supply Metro Manila with 600 million liters of water a day.
Maynilad also said it was doing its part to come up with the necessary improvements to its water infrastructure to meet the public’s ever-growing demand.
However, they pointed out that the current water shortage was mainly due to the lack of rainfall over Angat Dam, where most of Metro Manila and nearby provinces get their water from.
“As a water distributor, Maynilad can only distribute the water volume that it receives from existing raw water sources. The government has claimed responsibility for the development of raw water sources, but we have been working with them to expedite the process because we understand the urgency of meeting the supply needs of our customers,” the statement read.
The water concessionaire said that it has currently added 300 million liters per day (MLD) to their current capacity through their treatment facilities that sources raw water from Laguna Lake and intends to further boost the supply by another 150 MLD.
Maynilad has also reactivated deep wells and deployed mobile water treatment plants that source raw water from dams in Cavite to further help lessen the impact of the limited water supply in Angat Dam.
“We are doing everything within our control to ease the impact of the current supply reduction. Rest assured that we are working with government to ensure water security for the long-term,” the statement from Maynilad further read.