The Maynilad Water Services will be temporarily shutting down Pagcor Pumping station in order to transfer several valves from the water mainline, which will be affected by the road widening project along the Cavite-Laguna Expressway.
According to Grace Laxa, spokesperson of Maynilad, the shut-down was initially scheduled last March 7 but was postponed for the emergency repairs of the receptive valve along the mainline of Coastal Road.
Maynilad will also be conducting maintenance activities and repairs in the pumping station and in its several valves along the 1.4 diameter primary along Coastal Road, Paranaque
Due to this activities, some clients of Maynilad in Las Pinas, Paranaque, and Cavite will be experiencing water service interruption within 10:00PM, April 18 up to 5:00AM, April 20.
The affected areas in Las Pinas include: Almanza Uno, CAA, Manuyo Uno, Manuyo Dos, Pamplona Uno, Pamplona Dos, Pamplona Tres, Pulang Lupa Uno, Pulang Lupa Dos, Talon Uno, Talon Dos, Talon Tres, Talon Kuatro, Talon Singko, and Zapote.
While, the affected areas in Cavite are Bacoor, Cavite City, Imus, Kawit, Novelata and Rosario
Also, Baclaran and Tambo in Paranaque are also affected but is expected to only experience water service interruption until 10:00AM, April 19.
Meanwhile, Laxa explained that, since April 1, some concessions of Maynilad have also been experiencing repeated low water to no water supply due to problems in the water allocation sharing.
The spokesperson added that they continue to communicate with the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) and with the Manila Water Company Inc. in order to resolve the problem in water allocation.
“Ito ay dahil kulang yung allocation na napupunta sa Maynilad.” Laxa clarified during DZRH’s Makabagong Bayanihan. “Tuloy-tuloy yung pakikipag-ugnayan namin sa Manila Water at MWSS para punan nila yung kakulungan ng allocation na napupunta sa Maynilad.”
Laxa explained that Maynilad should be receiving 60% of the water allocation but, since April 4, the water service provider has not been receiving the proper average, daily water allocation.