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20 QC barangays to experience water service cut-off after leak repairs

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 05:07 PM May 23, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Twenty villages in Quezon City will encounter temporary water service interruptions as Manila Water undertakes emergency leak repairs.

Manila Water said the “joint leak repair and pipe interconnection at Elliptical Road in Quezon City” came after a contractor of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) caused an “accidental breakage” which damaged the company’s major pipeline.

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“Due to an accidental breakage caused by a DPWH contractor, damaging our major pipeline at Elliptical Road corner Commonwealth Avenue (northbound) in Quezon City, Manila Water is currently undertaking emergency leak repairs which will result in temporary water service interruption,” the firm said in an advisory on Thursday.

The company also expected that the repairs would be completed on Friday, May 24 at 6 a.m.

Here are the affected barangays:

  • Ramon Magsaysay
  • Alicia
  • Santo Cristo
  • Bagong Pag-asa
  • Old Capitol Site
  • Vasra
  • Project 6
  • Culiat
  • New Era
  • Bahay Toro
  • Tandang Sora
  • Pasong Tamo
  • Central
  • Malaya
  • Pinyahan
  • Sikatuna Village
  • San Vicente
  • Teachers Village East
  • Teachers Village West
  • U.P. Village

The company said around 242,000 people in 44,056 households, commercial and business establishments will be affected by the water interruption.

Meanwhile, Manila Water said some Quezon City areas could still experience water service interruptions due to “limited raw water supply.”

The water concessionaire earlier drew flak from its customers after it implemented large-scale service interruptions last March. With this, the company said all of its customers will not be charged with the minimum fee in their March billing. (Editor: Julie Espinosa)

READ: Manila Water waiving minimum charge in April over supply woes

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