Maynilad Water Services Inc. inaugurated its new water treatment plant on April 8, 2019 at NIA Road, Brgy. Putatan, Muntinlupa City.
The inauguration ceremony dubbed as “Dadaloy ang Ginhawa,” started with a prayer and national anthem followed by the welcome speech of Maynilad’s Chairman, Manuel V. Pangilinan. Keynote speeches were given by MWSS Administrator Reynaldo V. Velasco, H.E. Jorge Sanchez, Spanish Ambassador to the Philippines, Hon. Rufino Biazon, Representative of Muntinlupa, Hon. Winston Castelo, Representative, 2nd District of Quezon City, Hon. Bayani Fernando, Representative, 1st District of Marikina, Admiral Vicente Agdamag, Deputy Director General of National Security Council and Jaime Medina, General Manager of Laguna Lake Development Authority. Afterwards, the symbolic ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of the facility were held and the program was capped with a sumptuous lunch hosted by Maynilad.
One of the main characteristics of the treatment plant is the advanced treatment of raw water coming from Laguna de Bay, using a process called reverse osmosis to deliver clean drinking water with a very low carbon footprint. Laguna De Bay is the biggest lake in the Philippines and the second-biggest inland freshwater lake in South-East Asia.