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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Maynilad, Manila Water to spend P717M to boost Angat dam reserves

Metro Manila's water concessionaires have teamed up to boost the Angat dam's reserves.

In a statement, Maynilad Water Services Inc said it signed the Sumag River Diversion Project contract, along with Manila Water Co Inc and Cavite Ideal International Construction and Development Corp.

Under the agreement, Maynilad and Manila Water will share the cost of the project, which is expected to reach P717 million.

The Sumag project involves the construction of a 600 meter by 2.5 diameter tunnel from the Sumag River in General Nakar, Quezon to the Umiray-Angat Transbasin Tunnel in Angat, Bulacan.

Once completed, the tunnel will augment the inflow of water to Angat dam by 188 million liters per day (MLD).

The additional water supply will help address the increasing requirements of residents in Metro Manila and nearby areas.

The Angat dam, Metro Manila's primary water source, provides 4,000 MLD to Maynilad and Manila Water.

Maynilad operates the west zone of state-run Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS), while Manila Water handles the east zone.

- Interaksyon

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