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Maynilad spending P428M for new pumping station.

Maynilad Water Services Inc. is building a P428-million supplementary pumping station in La Mesa, which is expected to increase water pressure for some customers in the cities of Quezon and Caloocan.

The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System's concessionaire for the west zone of Greater Manila Area said the project, dubbed North A Pumping Station Annex, would serve more than 84,000 households, including 10,000 new customers.

These are customers who are located in Barangays Greater Lagro and Pasong Putik in Quezon City; and Barangays Deparo I and II, Bagumbong, Urduja, Malaria, Barracks, Tala, Miramonte Heights, Mountain Heights, Congressional Housing, Bagong Silang, Zabarte, and Camarin Area A, B, C and D in Caloocan City.

'We strive to keep water pressure consistently strong even in highly elevated portions of our concession area,' Maynilad president and chief executive Ramoncito S. Fernandez said in a statement. 'Investing in new pumping stations is a vital part of that effort.'

With the new pumps, customers in the areas mentioned will see water pressure increase to 16 pounds per square inch (psi) from 7 psi.

The project involves the installation of four new pumps to support the existing six pumps of North A Pumping Station.

This would raise the capacity of North A to 430 million liters of water daily from 150 million liters.

The project is part of Maynilad's P883-million kitty for this year, allotted for the construction of new pumping stations.

The company is also building pumping stations in Victoria Homes, Muntinlupa City, and in Magdiwang in Bacoor, Cavite.

These would add to Maynilad's 27 existing pumping stations located in strategic locations throughout its concession area.

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Publication:Philippines Daily Inquirer (Makati City, Philippines)
Geographic Code:9PHIL
Date:Oct 26, 2016
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