Manila Water will undertake maintenance activities along Shaw Blvd. near corner Ideal St. in front of Nissan Shaw, Brgy. Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City. This will result in temporary water service interruption affecting more than 38,000 households, commercial and business establishments in fourteen (14) barangays in Mandaluyong and San Juan cities beginning Monday, September 20, 2021 at 11:00 PM until 5:00 AM, Tuesday, September 21, 2021.
In a bid to ensure customer safety during this pandemic, Manila Water is urging its customers in eastern Metro Manila and Rizal Province to use the company’s latest mobile application Manila Water App to access their bills and pay online anytime anywhere. Manila Water East Zone Business Operations Group Director Esmeralda Quines said that the company is pleased to introduce this one-stop-shop application which is now downloadable via Android smartphones thru Manila Water’s website: (https://www.manilawater.com/customer/manila-water-app). Quines also shared that the Manila Water App is the best way to transact and stay up-to-date with Manila Water, especially during these challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) celebrates Manila Water’s milestone in its landmark Novaliches-Balara Aqueduct 4 (NBAQ4) project as the tunnel-boring machine (TBM) being utilized for the project has already broken through at the La Mesa Reservoir, more than seven kilometers away from its entry shaft at Balara in Quezon City. The Php5.5B NBAQ4 project, one of the largest MWSS-led water supply infrastructure projects undertaken by Manila Water, entails the construction of a fourth aqueduct from the La Mesa Reservoir to the Balara Treatment Plants (BTP) 1 and 2 to improve the reliability and security of the raw water transmission system.
Tunneling works for Novaliches-Balara Aqueduct 4 now completed as machine breaks through at La Mesa Reservoir
The Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) that was used to construct the Novaliches-Balara Aqueduct 4 (NBAQ4) has completed its work as it emerges at the La Mesa Reservoir this August. Launched at the Balara Treatment Plant 2 on January 28, 2020, the TBM “Dalisay” laid a 7.3-kilometer long, 3.1-meter diameter pipe underneath Commonwealth Avenue without inconvenience to traffic. This project is the first to use this technology in Metro Manila. The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) used a similar machine for constructing Tunnel 4 of the Angat Water Tunnel Improvement Project (AWTIP) in Norzagaray, Bulacan. In a ceremony held to celebrate this milestone, guests onsite and those that attended through Zoom witnessed the exposure of Dalisay’s cutter head from the soft concrete at the exit shaft at the La Mesa Reservoir (photo above).
Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte cited the importance of cleaning up esteros and creeks as Manila Water recently kicked off the Adopt-an-Estero program in the city as part of the tripartite agreement with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and two other local government units (LGUs), San Juan and Mandaluyong, to rehabilitate the San Juan River along with its tributaries.