Philippines: Improving Access to Water Services in Metro Manila

Grant Funding|Activity Status: Closed



In the Philippines' Metro Manila region, delivery of water supply and sewerage services in the is the responsibility of the government-owned Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS). Since 1997, MWSS has contracted out provision of services via two 25-year concessions based on a geographic division of the urban area: the east zone was contracted to the Manila Water Company (MWC), and the west zone to Maynilad Water Services (MWSI). This GPOBA funding builds on the Manila Water’s flagship program, launched in 1998, the “Water for the Community” or Tubig Para sa Barangay (TPSB) program, which provides a regular supply of clean, safe, and affordable drinking water to low-income communities in urban areas at very affordable installment rates poor.