Maynilad sees improved water pressure after major pipe leak repair in Manila 


A MAJOR pipe leak along Osmeña Highway corner Zobel Roxas Street in Manila has recently been discovered and will be scheduled for repair, after which an improvement in water service in the area is expected, Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) said on Sunday. 

“We were able to pinpoint the location of the leak from above-ground. Based on our initial assessment, the leak appears to be coming from a 2,200mm-diameter primary line,” said Maynilad Water Supply Operations Ronaldo C. Padua said in a statement from the company. 

Maynilad estimates a water loss recovery of around 20 to 30 million liters per day once the leak is repaired.

“We want to implement the leak repairs as soon as possible, since repairing it will help to significantly improve service levels in the area,” Mr. Padua said.  

The company said it will announce the schedule of service interruptions and the specific affected areas prior to implementation of the repair works.

“Maynilad needs to excavate the site and expose the pipe to fully assess the extent of the damage… the activity may take several days to implement,” it said.

Maynilad is the concessionaire for the west zone of the Greater Manila Area, which covers parts of the cities of Manila, Quezon City, and Makati; the entire Caloocan, Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Navotas and Malabon; and the cities of Cavite, Bacoor and Imus, and the towns of Kawit, Noveleta and Rosario, all in Cavite.