Water utilities announce interruptions


DESPITE the scorching heat of summer that it being further fanned by the impending El Nino Phenomenon, the water concessionaires announced on Thursday the continuing service interruptions in their respective areas of responsibilities.

According to Maynilad, several villages in Las Piñas City, Muntinlupa City, Paranaque City, Pasay City, Cavite City, Noveleta Cavite and Rosario Cavite.

In their statement, the water service interruptions will occur from April 25, 2023 until May 16, 2023.

They advised residents to store enough water when the faucets give them out.

“We encourage our affected customers to store enough water when supply is available. Upon resumption of water service, please let the water flow out briefly until it clears,” they said.

Both residents and businesses have already complained of how they are affected by the water interruptions.

According to Maynilad, the water interruption is due to low water production owing to the combined effect of renewed spikes in the turbidity level of the raw water in Laguna Lake, and a leak that formed on the ultrafiltration backwash valve of the Putatan Water Treatment Plant 2 following prolonged exposure to highly turbid raw water.

“Maynilad already ordered the fittings needed to repair the leaking valve. Once the materials arrive, we will schedule the facility repair and provide the necessary updates, including the schedule of interruption for when the repair works will commence,” the water utility said.

Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) insisted that there is enough water supply.

They said the problem is with the quality of the water.

“Maraming tubig po. quality lang po ‘yung problema. Sufficient hanggang katapusan ng taon,” Jojo Dorado of MWSS said.

The Manila Water meanwhile announced maintenance activities that started April 27 until May 2, 2023.

Among the areas affected will be several villages in Pasig, Makati, Taguig, Paranaque, San Juan, Quezon City, Cainta, Antipolo, Angono and Binangonan all in Rizal.

The water utility stressed that they have enough water supply, but they need to do several maintenance works.

“This is not connected to any possible parang water shortage, ito ay lagi na nating ginagawa. Meron tayong mga ginagawang line maintenance, meron tayong pagpapalit for example ng line fitters,” Jeric Sevilla, Manila Water spokesperson said.

“We are doing this to maintain the integrity of our lines, para masiguro natin na 24/7 pa rin ‘yung serbisyo na naihahatid natin sa customers natin,” he added.

They maintenance works will be done from 10pm to 4.am everyday

During those hours, there will be no supply of water.

Catherine R. Cueto

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