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Angat Dam water level dips anew

/ 02:22 PM July 07, 2019

Angat Dam water level dips further below critical mark

This file photo shows a view of Angat Dam shows the source of irrigation that helps grow Bulacan and Pampanga food and provides drinking water to most of Metro Manila residents. CARMELA REYES-ESTROPE/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — The water level in Angat Dam which serves as Metro Manila’s main source of water has dipped again, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.

Angat Dam’s water level was at 161.22 meters as of 6 a.m., Sunday – lower than the 161.45 meters recorded Saturday morning, according to the state weather bureau.

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The water level in Angat Dam had earlier dipped below the dam’s critical level of 160 meters. But days of rainfall brought by Tropical Depression “Egay” and southwest monsoon helped the water level in Angat Dam increase and surpass critical level. 

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Despite this, Manila Water said rotational water service interruptions for its customers will persist. 

“Customers may continue to experience low water pressure to no water because of emergency adjustments being undertaken due to low reservoir levels,” Manila Water said in a Facebook post. 

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Meanwhile, the water level in other dams in the country such as La Mesa Dam, Ipo Dam, Binga Dam, Pantabangan Dam, and Caliraya Dam have also lowered. (Editor: Julie Espinosa)

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