Manila Water Company responded to inquiries questioning why they have a shortage of water supply while Maynilad Water Services has enough supply of water.
Groups raised these questions due to both water concessionaires getting most of their water supply from Angat Dam in Bulacan.
Manila Water Corporate Communications chief Jeric Sevilla explained that they only receive 40% of the 4,000 million liters of water released by Angat Dam per day for water concessionaires while Maynilad receives 60%.
According to Sevilla, Maynilad receives a larger allocation of water supply from Angat Dam since they serve a larger population, and have more service connections.
However, Sevilla stressed that Manila Water serves a bigger areas, which include the Rizal province, compared to Maynilad. He also mentioned that other factors, like customer behavior, and economic activities, led to the current water crisis.
“Yung supply ay kapos doon sa demand nung customers based on population growth, rapid economic activity,” Sevilla explained during DZRH’s Damdaming Bayan.
“Maraming factors pati na rin yung topography ng lugar. Paano mo papapuntahin ang tubig sa Antipolo, eh napakataas ng Antipolo,” Sevilla added.
Meanwhile, Sevilla assured their customers that they are doing everything to resolve the issue of water shortage.