Articles worth reading
NCRPO, Launches Intensified Cleanliness Policy / NCRPO PIO

NCRPO launches peace and order blueprint 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time5 days ago

The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) launched on Tuesday what it describes as a blueprint of peace and order strategy in Metro Manila. Dubbed as Intensified Cleanliness Policy (ICP), the operational policy is aimed at cleaning Metro Man...

 students get scholarships in South Korea

Nine Valenzuela students get Korean scholarships

account_balanceValenzuela access_time5 days ago

Nine students in Valenzuela City have obtained college scholarships in South Korea. Nine students from St. Bernadette College in Barangay General T. De Leon visited Mayor Rex Gatchalian on August 15 to inform him that they have obtained a full colle...

Makati Police Station

Makati police seeking to identify Customs employees' attackers 

account_balanceMakati access_time5 days ago

Makati City Police said closed-circuit television (CCTV) footages in the attack that injured two Bureau of Customs (BOC) employees did not clearly show the identity of the four attackers. On Friday, siblings Maricon Manalo, 56, officer-in-charge of ...

Metro Manila News

Manila Water

East zone's water delivery declined 2% in first half

account_balanceMetro Manila chat_bubble_outline0 Comments visibility

The volume of water delivered by Manila Water Company to customers in the east zone concession area declined by 2 percent in the first six months because of the water supply shortage caused by the mild El Niño dry spell.

“Billed volume declined by 2 percent, directly driven by lower water supply and service availability during the period,” Manila Water said in a statement.

This was offset by Manila Water's operations in the provinces and overseas.

Manila Water's net income for east zone dropped 25 percent in the first half to P2.5 billion. Overall, its net earnings went down by only 18 percent to P2.9 billion.

The company said the one-time bill waiver program also affected topline growth, with the company recognizing a revenue reduction of P353 million in the east zone. Revenues in the six-month period reached P8.1 billion, as cost and expenses rose 6 percent to P2.3 billion driven primarily by the penalty imposed by MWSS in first quarter of 2019.

Outside the east zone, domestic business operations saw higher earnings contribution while foreign operations held steady. On the other hand, new business developments continue to provide market expansion and new sector opportunities, it said.

Consolidated revenues improved 7 percent to P10.5 billion, driven by increased billed volume and higher average effective tariff in several key business units.

Consolidated costs and expenses also reflected the challenges experienced in the east zone, increasing 22 percent from the previous year to P4.5 billion. Overhead costs were the main contributor, doubling from the previous year to P1.2 billion due to the penalty imposed by the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System. Without the penalty, increase in overhead costs would be at 14 percent.

As a result, Manila Water's consolidated net income declined from the same period last year. Excluding one-offs, core net income improved by 8 percent to P3.8 billion.

Manila Water said it already successfully restored water availability to east zone customers.

While the shortage stemmed from the inadequacy of allocated raw water supply, Manila Water addressed prevailing challenges and restored water service to affected areas.

The company said it implemented network management and efficiency programs, bringing non-revenue water down to an all-time low of 7.5 percent.

Reinforced by a more deliberate network management and optimization program, 24/7 water availability at sufficient pressure has been successfully restored to 99 percent of Manila concession customers.

“This has been achieved even in the face of a still significantly reduced raw water supply allocation from Angat Dam – now at only 36 cubic meters per second from the normal 46 cms. These efforts have become the catalyst for equitable water distribution – Manila Water is now working with MWSS and other key government agencies to launch a demand management and water conservation campaign,” it said.

Manila Water said it undertook its own supply augmentation efforts, with its Cardona Plant now producing 62 million liters per day, well over the 50 MLD committed capacity. The recommissioning and development of new deep wells continues, with a current total yield of over 50 MLD.

“Looking to the future, Manila Water works closely with MWSS on key components of the Water Supply Master Plan for the East Zone. To date, the MWSS Board of Trustees has approved four new water source project proposals which are now under review by the MWSS Regulatory Office,” it said.

date_rangeDate Published
1 week ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno

Manila reduces real property tax by 20%

account_balanceManila chrome_reader_mode2 days ago

Manila City Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso on Thursday, August 22, signed an ordinance reducing the real property tax in the nation's capital by 20%. Domagoso signed Ordinance No. 8567 which grants a 20% reduction on the increm...

Senator Nancy Binay / Facebook Page Nancy Binay

Senator Binay asks BuCor to review parole procedures

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode1 day ago

Senator Nancy Binay has cited the need for a full review of the procedures in granting Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) to prisoners to avoid “reckless errors”. In a statement, Binay warned the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) that a...

PITX additional buses to Baguio

Paranaque terminal hosts 33 Baguio-bound buses 

account_balanceParañaque chrome_reader_mode3 days ago

The Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) now hosts more buses bound for Baguio City, according to the Department of Transportation (DOTr). Transportation Undersecretary for Road Transport and Infrastructure Mark Richmund de Leon...

QC BAC reorganizes

QC reorganizes bids and awards committee

account_balanceQuezon City chrome_reader_mode1 day ago

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte issues Executive Order 18 reorganizing the city’s Bids and Award Committee (BAC), BAC Technical Working Group (TWG) and BAC secretariat effective 20 August. “There is a need to reorganize the Bids and Award...

Disability Awareness and Sensitivity Workshop in Taguig

Taguig hosts disability awareness workshop

account_balanceTaguig chrome_reader_mode4 days ago

Persons with disability (PWDs) from various barangays of District 2 in Taguig City gathered at the Lakeshore Hall for the Disability Awareness and Sensitivity Workshop and to celebrate their birthdays. As a caring community, Taguig continu...

Isko Moreno

Isko Moreno wants tougher meat inspections

account_balanceManila chrome_reader_mode3 days ago

Manila City Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso asked the Veterinary Inspection Board (VIB) to intensify its routine meat inspections in the nation's capital. During an urgent broadcast of #TheCapitalReport, Domagoso said he has als...

Advertisement