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Manila Water: Rotational water service disruption to persist

/ 05:21 PM July 04, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Despite Angat Dam’s increasing water level, east zone concessionaire Manila Water on Thursday said its rotational water service interruption will continue in areas under its jurisdiction.

Manila Water cited the enduring reduced allocation of 36 cubic meters per second by the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) for its decision to continue with its rotational water supply disruption.

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“Manila Water continues to implement these interruptions to equitably distribute the limited supply to all of its customers as NWRB has maintained daily raw water allocation at 36 cubic meters per second despite the improving level of Angat Dam,” Manila Water said in an advisory.

Manila Water explained that water supply may also vary depending on the area’s elevation, as well as its distance from its facilities.

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“The hours of water supply availability in your area may vary, especially in high elevation areas and those farthest from our facilities, as we continue to manage supply and pressure in our distribution system to make water available for all our customers,” the water utility firm said.

“Emergency incidents and activities such as breakages and leak repairs may also affect the accuracy of these schedules. Please bear with us,” it added.

The schedule of the rotational water service interruption for Manila Water consumers can be accessed here.

The water level in Angat Dam, which serves as Metro Manila’s main source of water, further increased to 161.86 meters on Thursday morning, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.

NWRB Executive Director Sevillo David said the recent rain showers due to the southwest monsoon helped increase the water level in the dam.

But Pagasa said that while water in Angat Dam has surpassed the critical level, it still needs 19 meters to reach its normal operating level. (Editor: Katherine G. Adraneda)

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