Key Manila sewerage system to get upgrade


Maynilad Water Services Inc. is rehabilitating the Central Manila Sewerage System (CMSS) at a cost of P969.14 million.

The concessionaire of Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System’s West Zone said in a statement its CMSS rehabilitation project involved the upgrade of 9,600 linear meters of sewer lines within 30 barangays in parts of Sta. Cruz and Malate.

The project is intended to ensure the sewerage system’s continued reliability and to accommodate a larger volume of wastewater generated by the increasing number of households and establishments in the area.

The project is also part of Maynilad’s long-term wastewater management program, which seeks to protect community health and the environment through the proper treatment of effluents, in compliance with the Supreme Court ruling to clean up, rehabilitate and preserve Manila Bay.

Launched on Oct. 15 with the backing of the local government and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the initiative is expected to be completed in June 2021.

“To date, we have already invested more than P41 billion for the improvement and expansion of the wastewater infrastructure, including our ongoing construction of new sewage treatment plants in Valenzuela, Las Piñas, and Cupang and Tunasan in Muntinlupa,” Maynilad president and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez said.

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