Maynilad hires B&V to craft wastewater design standards, guidelines in Philippines

Maynilad Water Services Inc. (Maynilad) has hired consultancy Black & Veatch to create wastewater management design standards for more than nine million people across Metro Manila in the Philippines...

Maynilad Water Services Inc. (Maynilad) has hired consultancy Black & Veatch to create wastewater management design standards for more than nine million people across Metro Manila in the Philippines.

The scope of work for the project includes developing specifications for construction, testing and commissioning as well as design guidelines and standards.

Water experts from PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, will share Singapore’s experience and provide technical advice to Black & Veatch for the project. The project is expected to end by mid-2016.

Black & Veatch will tailor for Maynilad a set of guidelines and performance standards for its sewage collection network and treatment systems.

The company has previously worked on water and wastewatertreatment facilities in Singapore, Hong Kong and other densely populated urban centres throughout the world.

Tse Yau Shing, project director at Black & Veatch, said: “We are assisting Maynilad in crafting wastewater design standards and guidelines for them to effectively implement their wastewater roadmap. Having the right standards in place ensures consistency and efficiency to enable Maynilad to progressively expand Metro Manila’s wastewater service coverage as cost effectively as possible.”

Yolanda Lucas, head of program management division of Maynilad, said: “The work will help us focus first on our near term expansion objectives, without losing sight over the longer term of being able to upgrade the assets to more advanced systems.”

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