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Irrigation supply to farms to be stopped

NICKEL laterite washed away by previous floods has destroyed at least 300 hectares of farmland, 200 ha of fishponds, three rivers and the shoreline in Sta. Cruz town, Zambales province. ALLAN MACATUNO/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

Some 5,000 hectares of rice farms in Bulacan and Pampanga provinces will not be supplied with irrigation water this week with the continued decline of the water level in Angat Dam.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Angat level drops; cloud seeding set

Water at the Angat Dam in Norzagaray town in Bulacan province has dropped closer to its minimum operating level of 180 meters above sea level (masl), prompting the government to resort to seeding clouds with salt to generate rain, an official said.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Water utilities see no shortage this summer

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Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) Building. FILE PHOTO

The two water utilities in Metro Manila are keeping cool about the water supply situation during the summer months, steering clear of raising any warning related to a possible shortage.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Metro Manila water supply from Angat Dam reduced

Metro Manila’s share of the water coming from Angat Dam in Norzagaray, Bulacan, has been reduced since the start of summer, a National Power Corp. (Napocor) official said.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Summer lowers dam levels, but Manila Water ready

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Summer’s advent has not only brought higher temperatures, it has also lowered dam levels.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

NPC execs allay fears of Angat Dam breakout

Officials of the National Power Corp. (NPC) have allayed fears of a breakout of Angat Dam in Bulacan province, saying the facility has no crack and is resistant to damage from earthquakes.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Heard on Radyo Inquirer 990AM

“Maybe until 2022 the whole of Metro Manila will be enjoying a sufficient supply of clean and potable water. But we have to look for an alternative source. Almost 97 percent of our clean water comes from Angat Dam (and) it would be a nightmare if Angat fails us.” —Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System chair Ramon Alikpala, as he encourages residents to recycle and reuse water.

Posted: March 15th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Nearing spilling levels, Luzon dams open gates

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La Mesa Dam. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Dams in Luzon continued to open their gates Wednesday as it neared its spilling levels from rains brought by tropical storm Marce and the southwest monsoon.

Posted: October 3rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Napocor: Don’t blame dams

People in Pangasinan have been blaming the floods in some towns in the province on the release of water from San Roque Dam as Typhoon “Gener” passed through in late July and the southwest monsoon dumped rains for three days earlier this week.

Posted: August 11th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Obando, Calumpit still flooded; San Roque continues water release

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In Bulacan, disaster response officials have started strict monitoring of water levels in the province’s three dams–Angat, Ipo and Bustos–amid heavy rains here since last week.

Posted: August 6th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

MWSS to get second opinion on Angat Dam safety

The Manila Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) is open to other experts evaluating the condition of the 44-year-old Angat Dam, to support the feasibility study by a US-based firm for its P5-billion rehabilitation, MWSS Administrator Gerardo Esquivel said on Thursday.

Posted: June 22nd, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Pagasa assures no water lack; Angat Dam level 15 meters above normal

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The water level at Angat Dam, Metro Manila’s main reservoir, remains normal despite the onslaught of the summer heat in the country, the hydrometeorological division of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Friday.

Posted: April 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Overkill’ in Angat upgrade needed, says MWSS

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The Angat Dam will require “an overkill” in engineering and technological upgrade to spare 15 million residents from empty faucets in the near future, according to a government feasibility report that studied how best to improve Metro Manila’s chief source of potable water.

Posted: March 11th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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