Customers of Maynilad Water Services in Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, and Cavite will continue to experience daily water interruptions until May 14.
In their advisory, the water concessionaire explained that they observed unusual algae proliferation in Laguna Lake since April 23 due to the warmer temperature brought about by the mild El Niño.
“Excessive algae require additional cleaning and de-clogging of Maynilad’s two Putatan water treatment facilities,” Maynilad said.
“We have started implementing remedial measures to address the issues brought about by the current algal bloom; unfortunately, we are still constrained to reduce the water production in our Putatan Facilities,” the concessionaire added.
However, an update on the algal bloom showed that the present situation in Laguna Lake will continue until the end of summer and will require the implementation of more radical measures.
This also means that the water production in their Putatan Facilities will be further reduced for the time being.
According to Maynilad, portions of Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, and Cavite have started experience low water pressure to no water supply since April 29.
“This situation is expected to continue until May 14, 2019, when the full implementation of the remedial treatment interventions are expected to have already addressed the issues brought about by the algal bloom,” Maynilad said.
The affected areas will experience water service interruption within the following schedules:
5:00AM – 8:00PM
- Muntinlupa (Alabang, Cupang, and Sucat)
5:00AM – 1:00AM (next day)
- Las Piñas City(Almanza Uno, Pamplona Dos, Pamplona Tres, Pamplona Uno, Pilar, Pulanglupa Dos, Talon Dos, Talon Kuatro, Talon Singko, Talon Tres, and Talon Uno)
- Muntinlupa City (Alabang and Ayala Alabang)
- Las Piñas City (Almanza Uno and BF International/CAA)
- Parañaque City (BF Homes)
- Bacoor City (Molino II, Molino III, Molino VII, Queens Row Central, Queens Row East, Queens Row West and San Nicolas III)
7:00AM – 2:00PM
- Muntinlupa City (Alabang, Bayanan, Poblacion, Putatan and Tunasan)
3:00AM – 1:00AM (next day)
- Las Piñas City (Brgy. Almanza Dos (BF Almanza, T.S.Cruz Subdivision and Versailles))
- Muntinlupa City (Poblacion and Tunasan)
5:00AM – 11:00PM
- Parañaque City (BF Homes and San Antonio)
2:00PM – 2:00AM (next day)
- Muntinlupa City (Sucat)
- Parañaque (BF Homes)
11:00AM – 11:00PM
- Imus City (Anabu I-A to I-F, Bayan Luma I to IX, Bucandala I to V, Carsadang Bago I to II, Malagasang I-A to I-D, Malagasang I-G, Malagasang II-C to II-G, Poblacion I-A to I-C, Poblacion II-A, Poblacion III-A to III-B, Poblacion IV-A to IV-D, Tanzang Luma I to VI and Toclong I-A to I-C)
Maynilad assured their customers that they will closely monitor the water quality in Laguna Lake and will continue to find ways to optimize the limited water supply.
Maynilad also mentioned in their advisory that their customers in certain parts of Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa and Cavite already experienced intermittent water supply from Saturday, April 27, to Sunday, April 28. The water concessionaire provided tankering services to mitigate the impact of the reduced water production.