MWSS dismisses fears of water shortage
Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) Administrator Reynaldo Velasco has allayed fears of an impending water shortage despite the onset of the dry season.
Velasco made this assurance to customers of Manila Water and Maynilad following conflicting statements of the two companies over their raw water supply allocation.
According to him, MWSS saw the need to step in to “avert alleged brewing war between its two concessionaires”.
He then said that at this point, the problem between the two concessionaires has already been resolved even as MWSS is considering the idea of taking control over a valve that controls the release of water.
Per the concession agreement, Maynilad is allocated 60 percent share of water from Angat Dam while Manila Water gets to have the 40 percent.
“60-40 is not about up to the last decimal,” Velasco said.
“Even Manila Water and Maynilad admitted that they have already discussed the issue. One has to give way to one other. If Manila Water is at its peak hours, Maynilad should give way, same thing with Manila Water,” he added.
NWRB Executive Director Sevillo D. David Jr. also assured the public, following a meeting with the concessionaires and other water officials, of adequate allocation of water supply as requested by the MWSS Chief as early as January this year.