“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.
By Frances Mangosing
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Erwin Aguilon
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.
By Carmela Reyes-Estrope
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.
By Carmela Reyes-Estrope
NORZAGARAY, Bulacan—While the 43-year-old Angat Dam remains sturdy, the government needs to spend about P5 billion to rehabilitate it, according to an official of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS). Gerry Esquivel, MWSS administrator, said the feasibility study on the rehabilitation of the earth-filled Angat Dam is now 80-percent complete and would be finished [...]
Officials in Bulacan and Isabela have started to evaluate the floods that crippled their provinces in October and early this month.
Operators of Angat Dam released water from the facility when water levels went past their spilling limit Friday, causing panic among villagers in Bulacan and Pampanga.
Plans are underway to rehabilitate and strengthen the Angat Dam, Bulacan Governor Willie Sy Alvarado revealed in an interview on Radyo Inquirer 990AM Saturday.
By Maila Ager
The National Water Resources Board (NWRB) has rejected a request to release some water from Angat dam in Bulacan, which could have contributed to the massive flooding in the province.
By Matikas Santos
Water will be released from Angat dam at 4 p.m. Tuesday, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration said.