Manila Water ramps up deep well activation this summer

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Currently, Manila Water’s deep well operations are producing up to 67 million liters per day. This yield could serve up to 335,000 daily customers in its concession area. The company is steadily increasing its deep well activation to help maintain Angat Dam’s operating level and meet increased customer demand during summer.

To help ensure water supply these dry months, Manila Water is gradually increasing its activation of deep wells in the East Zone of Metro Manila and parts of Rizal.

At present, the water concessionaire is able to produce up to 67.06 million liters of water per day (MLD) from the 38 deep wells currently operating in its concession area. This is a steady improvement of almost 7 MLD compared to the 60.21 MLD on March 15. At this rate, the improved deep well operations could provide the daily water needs of up to 335,000 customers.       

The operation of these deep wells aims to ensure water supply to its customers and ease the strain on Angat Dam in the event that the National Water Resources Board reduces both concessionaires’ allocations by April 16 from 50 MLD to 48 MLD to maintain the dam’s working level during the dry months.

“We are working closely with the MWSS and NWRB to preserve Angat Dam’s working level. In addition, the company has been carrying out water supply augmentation programs, which include deep well maximization. These projects help ease our heavy dependency on Angat, which provides 90% of our water supply,” Manila Water’s Corporate Communications Affairs Group Director Jeric Sevilla said.    

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