July 6, 2009

The east concessionaire

Back in 1997, the water distribution system of Metro Manila was privatized to raise much-needed revenue for the government and to provide better services. The metro was divided between two companies, with the Manila Water Company getting the eastern areas. The initial contract with the government-owned Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) is for 25 years but just last month, the contract had already been extended for another 15 years. I'm glad. They have been replacing old water pipes throughout their service areas and, aside from the fact that this conserves precious clean water, ever since Manila Water took over we have had no problems with weak water pressure or, worse, interrupted water supply—not uncommon in the years before 1997.

Manila Water van


The verdict is out: the August 1 theme for City Daily Photo bloggers is Night. And don't forget to vote for the September theme!

13 comments:

Jacob said...

How nice to hear about city services that actually work like they are supposed to.

And good water is about the most important thing, for we can't live without water!

Fortunately, our city services in Ocala are also excellent.

Clueless in Boston said...

It's good to hear of good municipal services, especially water. Like electricity it's one of those things we take for granted and is so necessary for modern life. Have a great week.

the donG said...

great to know that they have good maintenance procedures. with this, i hope the government system will learn.

Vogon Poet said...

It's rare to hear of good municipal services, but usually water is the exception.

Don and Krise said...

Good water is something so many of us take for granted. Glad they are doing a good job.

Mo said...

London's Victorian pipes are being replaced seems it is going to take years and years.

Lois said...

You don't realize how important good clean water is until you don't have it! I lived in a city once where you had to buy drinking water because the tap water was so full of phosphates. It was a pain!

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Nice post! I hope they will keep the good quality service up. Clean water is so important!

Denton said...

Hi Hilda, thanks for participating in the Daily Photo Map. A thumbnail of your latest image now appears on the map.

Meri said...

Thanks for tipping me off to the August 1 theme. I don't pay enough attention to that stuff! Interesting post about privatized water service.

HZDP said...

Ha, i think i like the August theme, night shots..I'm always good at spooky night shots, ha-ha.
Btw, like the photo and you were right, Hilda, I still have sth to do with the college after the school graduation.

George said...

It's good to hear of a government program that actually works the way it is supposed to. We really need to do something about replacing old water pipes over here in the U. S.

asok said...

Thank GOD that Govt is working for this kind of problems.It is very a very big problem for every one who is using this.


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