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  • Metro Manila, Nearby Areas To Experience Water Service Interruptions Starting October 24

    This is due to the continuous drop of the water level at Angat Dam.
    by Kate Borbon .
Metro Manila, Nearby Areas To Experience Water Service Interruptions Starting October 24
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  • On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, Maynilad Water Services Inc. announced that starting Thursday, October 24, 2019, rotational water service interruptions will be brought back in several parts of Luzon due to the continuous drop of the water level at Angat Dam.

    A statement from Maynilad said, “Since raw water allocation from Angat Dam for Metro Manila and adjacent provinces is still at the reduced level of 40 cubic meters per second (cms) — versus the normal allocation of 48 cms — the volume of raw water entering our treatment facilities is short by around 250 million liters per day (MLD).”

    Manila Water Co. Inc. has also announced that it might do the same starting Thursday.

    According to a statement on the Manila Water website, the rotational water service interruptions would be implemented if the water level at Angat Dam does not improve.

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    The statement said that water service interruptions “might be necessary to ensure that the still-limited raw water supply will last through next summer and the rest of next year despite Angat Dam being unable to reach its ideal 212-meter level by the end of 2019.”

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    Inquirer.net reports that the water level at Angat Dam went above 191 meters above sea level (masl) on September 23, 2019 but then started going down, hitting 186.46 masl on October 22.

    Customers are now being called to be responsible in stocking up on their water supply and the amount of water they use every day.

    Manila Water wrote, “We call and enjoin our customers to use water wisely and responsibly. Please store water when available, and just at enough amount to serve your needs during the hours of service interruption.”

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    Below is Maynilad’s complete list of cities and municipalities that will be experiencing rotational water service interruptions starting Thursday, October 24. The affected barangays and the duration of the interruptions are also included in the post below.

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    • Caloocan City
    • Las Piñas City
    • Makati City
    • Malabon City
    • Manila
    • Muntinlupa City
    • Navotas City
    • Parañaque City
    • Pasay City
    • Quezon City
    • Valenzuela City
    • Bacoor City
    • Cavite City
    • Imus City
    • Kawit, Cavite
    • Noveleta, Cavite
    • Rosario, Cavite
    • Bulacan

    Manila Water has also released a list of parts of Metro Manila and Rizal province that will be experiencing water service interruptions. In Metro Manila, the affected areas are:

    • Makati City
    • Mandaluyong City
    • Manila
    • Marikina City
    • Pasig City
    • Parañaque City
    • Pateros
    • Quezon City
    • San Juan City
    • Taguig City

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    Parts of Rizal province that will be affected by Manila Water service interruptions are:

    • Angono
    • Antipolo
    • Baras
    • Binangonan
    • Cainta
    • Jalajala
    • San Mateo
    • Taytay
    • Rodriguez
    • Teresa

    Cebu has also been experiencing water supply shortage. SunStar Cebu reports that the water production at Cebu's main water sources, Jaclupan Dam and Buhisan Dam, have dropped due to the El Niño phenomenon.

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    To help augment the issue, the Metropolitan Cebu Water District has been sending water trucks to deliver water to several affected areas.

    Click here for tips on storing water and keeping it free from bacteria.

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