Water concessionaire Manila Water Company revealed on Wednesday, June 19, that their customers in high and far-flung places might experience up to 15 hours of water interruption.
Manila Water spokesperson Jeric Sevilla said all their clients will experience water service interruption after the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) reduced their water allocation from 46 cubic meters per second to 40 cubic meters per second due to the receding water level in Angat Dam.
Sevilla said that most of their clients will have no water for about eight to 12 hours in the evening. However, some portions of Quezon City, Mandaluyong City, and Rizal province will have longer water service interruptions.
“Meron mga kabahayan, mas lalo na doon sa matataas at malalayong lugar, iyon ang una-unang naapektuhan kapag nag-bawas ng pressure o nag-bawas ng supply at sila yung maaring makaranas ng mas mahabang water interruption,” Sevilla explained during DZRH’s Damdaming Bayan.
Manila Water assured that water tankers will deliver water to their customers, particularly to service institutions like hospitals and dialysis centers.
Sevilla added that they will also coordinate with local government units, the Bureau of Fire Protection, and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority for assistance to affected clients.