#TubigAdvisory SCHEDULE OF POSSIBLE ROTATIONAL WATER SERVICE INTERRUPTION IN METRO MANILA AND RIZAL PROVINCE STARTING OCT. 24, 2019
As we have consistently warned since last week, since the water level at Angat Dam continues to decline, Manila Water will begin implementing rotational water service interruption on the evening of October 24, 2019. This is necessary because we want to ensure that the still-limited raw water supply will last even beyond the summer of 2020 since Angat Dam may not reach its ideal 212-meter level by the end of 2019. As such, we enjoin our customers to use water wisely and responsibly. Please store water when available, and just at enough amount to serve your needs during hours of service interruption.
The Board of Trustees of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) has approved the fourth-quarter Foreign Currency Differential Adjustment (FCDA) of 2.43% of the basic charge, equivalent to P0.69 per cubic meter, effective October 13, 2019. The FCDA is only a pass-through device and has no impact on the projected net income of the company.
Despite the still below-normal supply allocation, Manila Water has been able to restore 24-hour water availability to 100% of its customers in Metro Manila’s East Zone, with at least 7 pounds per square inch (psi) of pressure, reaching only up to the ground floor. Starting from a 150-million liter per day (MLD) of deficit last March to almost 350 MLD in late June when the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) reduced its allocation for domestic use in Metro Manila from Angat Dam, Manila Water has successfully narrowed the supply gap with increased production in its Cardona Water Treatment Plant in Rizal, the rehabilitation of existing deepwells and construction of new wells across the East Zone, and the efficient reduction of its system loss or Non-Revenue Water (NRW).
Manila Water will spend P115 billion more to complete its sewerage program by 2037. To date, Manila Water operates 38 STPs and 2 septage treatment plants with a total capacity of 310 MLD. "Since 1997 when we took over the East Zone, we have spent P38.5 billion on our wastewater programs from collections of only P36.9 billion. So, we have excess investments of P1.6 billion and we expect this trend to continue," said Manila Water Chief Operating Officer Abelardo P. Basilio.
As part of the South Pasig Package 1B Sewer Network, pipelaying activities will be done along C. Raymundo Ave. from Guanio St. to Mercedes Ave. Pipelaying will be done from September 1, 2019 to January 15, 2020. Works will be conducted 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for this entire duration. The Pasig City administration has requested that this segment be fast-tracked, to help alleviate traffic congestion in the area.