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Maynilad warns of water interruptions due to high turbidity level

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 12:15 PM November 12, 2020
Ipo dam

File photo of Ipo dam. INQUIRER / EDWIN BACASMAS

MANILA, Philippines — Some customers of Maynilad Water Services Inc. will experience water interruptions on Thursday after the turbidity level of raw water increased due to heavy rains following the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses, the concessionaire said.

In a statement on Thursday, Maynilad said water interruptions have started as early as 7 a.m. since the concessionaire had to cut down the production of its water treatment plants.

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“Tumaas ang turbidity level o paglabo ng raw water mula sa IPO DAM dulot ng malakas na pag-ulan na dala ng Typhoon Ulysses. Para masigurong maayos pa rin ang quality ng tubig na inyong matatanggap, kailangang magbawas ng production ang aming water treatment plants,” it said.

(The turbidity level of raw water in Ipo Dam has increased due to the heavy rains brought about by Typhoon Ulysses. To ensure that the quality of water will be fine, we had to cut down the production of our water treatment plants.)

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“Dahil dito, pansamantalang mawawalan ng tubig ang ilang customers simula 7 ng umaga ngayong araw,” Maynilad added.

(Because of this, some customers will experience water interruptions starting 7 a.m. today.)

Maynilad said it is monitoring the quality of raw water in Ipo Dam.

“Kapag nag-improve na ito, agad naming ibabalik sa normal ang water service sa mga maaapektuhang lugar,” it said.

(Once the water quality improves, we will resume normal water services in affected areas.)

Once service resumes, Maynilad told customers to allow water to run through until the water is clear.

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