The upgrading of LMPTP 1 which started in 2017 was finally completed on 31 July with commissioning activities witnessed by DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, MWSS Administrator Emmanuel Salamat, NWRB Director Sevillo D. David, Jr.,  DENR USec Benny Antiporda, Maynilad Board Member and President of Metro Pacific Investment Corp., Mr. Jose Ma. K. Lim and several distinguished stakeholders.

The P7.9 Billion upgrading, retrofitting and rehabilitation of the LMTP 1 and 2 includes the construction of a sludge treatment facility, pumping stations, rehabilitation of sedimentation/ filtration basins, laying of pipelines, installation of a new solar power system, settlers, sludge scrapers, control units, safety and security systems and other features such as the handling of high raw water turbidity and structures capable of withstanding a high-magnitude earthquake.

The upgrade is being done in phases so that the facilities can operate without interrupting water services for Maynilad customers.

Administrator Salamat during the inspection, said that water supply facilities should be continuously improved with more developed techniques, as it provides the foundation on how we mitigate Metro Manila’s water supply challenges. He also thanked Maynilad for its efforts to improve the safety, the sustainability of raw water from Angat and Ipo Dams which pass through its La Mesa Water Treatment Plants and serve around 9 million customers.