The pumping station was constructed to improve water pressure for around 5,500 households in the area.

Maynilad president and CEO Ricky Vargas, "Many of the residents in Cavite and the south still depend on unsafe and expensive deep well water. This project is meant to improve water service levels and allow us to serve more people in Cavite."

Maynilad aims to invest about PHP2.64bn ($60.8m) in 2012 to expand water services in the southern portion of Metro Manila.

The Patindig Araw Pumping Station is expected to bring surface water to more than 81,200 new customers once other expansion projects around Imus are completed.