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Balagtas District cancels water deal with Manila Water unit

10% of Manila Water customers still don’t have round-the-clock supply

The Balagtas Water District has withdrawn the notice of award given to a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manila Water for a 25-year concession to implement water and used water projects amounting to P400 million in Balagtas, Bulacan.

The contract, which was awarded to Manila Water Philippine Ventures Inc., was supposed to provide 22 million litters of water per day to the customers of the water district.

This would have been Manila Water Philippine Ventures’ fifth project in Bulacan where the company has a presence in Pulilan, San Ildefonso, Sta. Maria, Malolos City and Obando.

Manila Water is the sole provider of water and used water services to the east zone which encompasses 23 cities and municipalities spanning a 1,400 square meter kilometer area that includes Makati, Mandaluyong, Pasig, Pateros, San Juan, Taguig, Marikina, most parts of Quezon City, portions of Manila as well as 14 towns of Rizal province.

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