Water concessionaire Manila Water Company denied responsibility on water crisis being experienced in Metro Manila.
Manila Water Technical spokesperson Kri Guevarra reiterated on Tuesday, June 24, that they implemented a series of rotational water service interruptions due to the limited supply of water that they get from Angat Dam.
Guevarra further mentioned that the government is responsible for developing additional sources of water and not the concessionaires, which are only in charge of treatment and distribution of water.
The Manila Water official added that they already predicted a shortage in water supply in their 2012 business plan, which they submitted to the government. She said that they also proposed short-term and mid-term solutions but the government still needs to approve them before being implemented.
“Kasi long-term yung projection namin ng demand ng consumers namin, sinabi namin na ito’y papalo sa 17-hundred mld ( million liters of water per day) by the time ng 2019. Ang na-aallocate lamang sa amin ay 16-hundred,” Guevarra elaborated during DZRH’s Magandang Umaga Pilipinas.
“Meron naman silang (government) mga plano pero hindi pa siya nagagawa as of now, hindi pa nag-mamaterialize yung new water source pero dati pa naman nagbibigay na kami ng impormasyon,” Guevarra added.
Guevarra promised that Manila Water will support the projects of the government for new water sources.