MANILA, Aug 11 (PNA) — Despite looming threats of strong El Nino, East Zone concessionaire Manila Water continues to install water service connections throughout its concession area. At the end of the first half of this year, total water service connections has already reached 962,490 of which 13,260 were installed in the first half of 2015 alone.
According to Manila Water OIC for Corporate Strategic Affairs Group and also Head of Corporate Communications Jeric Sevilla, of the total number of service connections, 90.38% are residential, 4.13% are semi-business while 5.07% and 0.42% are commercial and industrial accounts, respectively, serving 1,355,591 households in eastern Metro Manila and Rizal Province.
Sevilla said more service connections are slated to be implemented particularly in the towns of Rizal as part the Company’s commitment to make potable water more accessible to the fringe areas.
Meanwhile, he noted the Manila Water continues to prepare its mitigation plans to cushion the impact of El Nino threats which may further intensify during the last quarter of the year as projected by the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
Manila Water is an Ayala-led concessionaire of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System that provides water and used water services to more than 6.3 million residents of parts of Quezon City and Manila, Marikina, Pasig, San Juan, Mandaluyong, Pateros, Makati, Taguig and Rizal Province. (PNA)