Clients of Manila Water Company Inc. should expect to continue experiencing water service interruption and weak water pressure all throughout the summer season.
According to Manila Water spokesperson Jeric Sevilla, the water levels in dams, particularly at the La Mesa Dam in Quezon City, will continue to drop until the start of the rainy season in the Philippines and it will affect the supply of water
The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration on Monday, March 11, announced that the water level of La Mesa dam has dropped to 68.9 meters, 11.25 meters lower compared to the normal high water level of 80.15 meters.
“Umaasa lang ang mga dam natin na ma-refill o mapunan sa ulan. Kung walang ulan, patuloy na bababa ang lebel ng dam at mas mahirap ang supply natin,” Sevilla explained during DZRH’s Damdaming Bayan.
“Asahan natin na yung pagkakaroon ng mahinang pressure o pagkawala ng tubig ay mararanasan across the east concession ngayong tag-init,” Sevilla added.
Manila Water provides water services to the Eastern portion of Metro Manila: 40% of Quezon City, Marikina, Pasig, San Juan, Mandaluyong, Taguig, Pateros, Makati, and to the Rizal Province.
Due to the effects of El Niño and the high demand for water during the summer season, Manila Water has announced several water service interruptions and reductions to the water supply and pressure since last week in their website and social media accounts.