Even though a lot of its customers in Bacoor City, Imus City, Cavite City, Las Pinas City, Muntinlupa City, Noveleta, Cavite, Paranaque City, and Rosario, Cavite are suffering from water service disruptions which will keep continuing, water concessionaire Maynilad officially launched their so-called new water project with some guests (note: I published a pre-launch article and you can read about it right here).
The way Maynilad defines it, new water “involves the recycling of used water for potable application.” To see the complete announcement and see who were included in the group photo celebrating the New Water launch, click https://www.mayniladwater.com.ph/maynilad-officially-launches-new-water/
To put things in perspective, posted below is an excerpt from Maynilad’s official New Water project launch announcement. Some parts in boldface…
For its pilot implementation of the New Water project, Maynilad built a ₱450-million modular treatment plant that will collect the treated used water discharged by its Paranaque Water Reclamation Facility and convert it to drinkable water. This will yield 10 million liters of New Water per day, which will be fed into the distribution system for blending with the standard drinking water from Maynilad’s La Mesa Treatment Plants before being conveyed to Barangays San Isidro and San Dionisio in Parañaque City. The New Water that Maynilad produces has recently been given a Certificate of Potability by the Parañaque City Heath Office. The New Water project is Maynilad’s initiative to add to its alternative raw water source options so it can better augment supply during times of shortage.
The New Water project is indeed nice and a breakthrough for those who require potable water for consumption and other uses. Still, it can’t be helped that the launch happened at a time when a lot of paying customers of Maynilad went through water-less periods in recent times. Parañaque, the one city that benefits early from the New Water project, had lots of residents in six villages who endured several hours of water service interruption under Maynilad. In the nearby city of Muntinlupa, Maynilad customers there had no access to water for more than 24 hours and the water service problems will continue until the end of the month.
Let me end this piece by asking you readers: If you are a Maynilad customer who recently endured several hours of having no access to water in your local area, how do you rate Maynilad’s quality of service? Do you believe Maynilad’s New Water project will benefit you soon? Do you think the New Water project will somehow solve the water supply problem of Maynilad anytime soon? Do you perceive the New Water project launch to be special or was it badly timed as it happened when so many Maynilad customers are suffering from water supply problems?
You may answer in the comments below. If you prefer to answer privately, you may do so by sending me a direct message online.
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