Friday, March 23, 2012

News Update Tap Water Safe For Drinking

MANILA, Philippines - The Metro Manila Drinking Water Quality Monitoring Committee (MMDWQMC) has given a 100 percent satisfactory compliance rating to Maynilad Water Services Inc. (Maynilad).
To ensure the safety of water in the metropolis, the committee conducts monthly water sampling in over 800 points in Maynilad's concession area.
Maynilad President and CEO Ricky Vargas said the samples undergo strict bacteriological, physical and chemical examination to ensure that the water meets the Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water (PNSDW) of the Department of Health (DOH).
"To ensure the safety of the water we deliver to our customers, we maintain world-class facilities and continue to reha-bilitate the pipe system we inherited," Vargas said.
Vargas noted that the company's service improvement projects including the replacement of old, leaky pipes throughout its concession area has reduced the risk of intrusion of dirty water into the distribution network.
The MMDWQMC is composed of representatives from the DOH Center for Health Development - Metro Manila, DOH National Center for Health Facility Development, Manila Health Department - Public Health Laboratory, Marikina Clean Food Laboratory, Makati Health Department, Pasay City Health Department, Parañaque City Health Department, Quezon City Health Department, Las Piñas City Health Department, Environmental Management Bureau, MWSS Regulatory Office, May-nilad Water Services, Inc. and Manila Water Company Inc.