Maynilad reduces production due to muddy water from Ipo Dam
Customers of Maynilad Water Services from 13 cities and provinces will experience either low water pressure or no water supply at all for an indefinite period of time, the water distributor said Tuesday.
Maynilad announced that it has reduced water production due to the increased sediment concentrations in the water coming from Ipo Dam due to heavy rains brought by the enhanced southwest monsoon.
Affected areas include barangays in Bulacan, Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, Quezon City, Manila, Pasay, Makati, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, and Cavite.
“There has been a significant increase in the turbidity of the raw water coming from Ipo Dam due to strong rains brought on by the southwest monsoon or habagat,” Maynilad said in an advisory posted on its official Twitter account.
“This has constrained us to reduce the production of our La Mesa Treatment Plants,” it noted.
(1/3)EMERGENCY WATER SERVICE ADVISORY:Due to the increase in turbidity or sediment concentrations in the raw water from Ipo Dam caused by strong rains brought on by the southwest monsoon or habagat,Maynilad is constrained to reduce the water production of La Mesa Treatment Plants pic.twitter.com/FfOOQiOhQK
— Maynilad (@maynilad) August 14, 2018
It said its customers can “expect some discoloration in the water supply following the resumption of service. Should this happen, let water flow from your faucet for a few seconds until the water clears.”
Affected customers are also asked to store water when supply becomes available.
“The specific areas that may be affected as well as the duration of the service interruptions per area will vary on a daily basis, depending on the level of turbidity in the raw water coming from Ipo Dam,” Maynilad said. /je
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