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Rains replenish water supply of Angat, Ipo dams

Water consumers in Metro Manila and nearby provinces enjoyed a windfall from storm-induced rains as Maynilad Water Services Inc. temporarily shortened the scheduled service interruptions across its concession area on Friday.

Maynilad said in a statement that the stock level at the Angat and Ipo dams in Bulacan rose slightly after heavy rains  fell on the watersheds.

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“Because Ipo Dam was filled up to its maintaining level [of 101 meters above sea level, or masl], our reservoirs were fully replenished last [Thursday] night, our customers will experience shorter service interruptions today [Friday],” the company said.

“But we will resume implementation of interruptions [as previously scheduled] if the runoffs at the watersheds have been used up and waters levels at Ipo Dam go down again,”

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Maynilad said that as of 9 a.m. on Friday, water level at Angat was pegged at 160.4 masl or an increase of 1.95 meters from 158.45 masl 24 hours earlier.

Manila Water Services Inc. also reported that the water level at the La Mesa Dam rose by 0.26 meter to 73.1 masl, further above the critical level of 69 masl.

Even then, Manila Water said it continued the daily implementation of service interruptions in eastern Metro Manila and Rizal province.

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