Drop in Maynilad’s water supply triggered water interruption
Some Maynilad customers were affected by an emergency service interruption yesterday following the significant drop in raw water allocations for Maynilad’s La Mesa Treatment Plants.
Such interruption may continue in the next three to four days.
“Maynilad is entitled to 60 percent of raw water allocations but it has been getting less. This caused a significant drop in the level of Maynilad’s stored water supply, thus affecting service levels,” the company said in a statement today.
Maynilad and Manila Water met with the MWSS this morning to discuss the appropriate allocations of raw water supply for the West and East Zones.
In this meeting, Manila Water committed to restore Maynilad’s 60 percent of raw water.
“Only after this proper sharing of raw water is implemented can Maynilad start refilling its Bagbag Reservoir and gradually bring water supply for affected customers back to normal levels,” Maynilad said.
As of now, the company said it is continuously monitoring the level of raw water entering its treatment facilities to ensure that the supply given will meet our requirements.
“Assuming that our raw water allocation increases to normal levels by this afternoon, it will take another three to four days to fill up our reservoir and build pressure in our pipelines. In which case, Maynilad customers who were affected by yesterday’s service interruption will continue to experience low pressure to no water supply daily, for the next three to four days, between the off-peak hours of 9 p.m. and 4 a.m. starting tonight, April 13 (Friday). Below is the list of affected areas,” Maynilad said.