East Zone concessionaire Manila Water began to activate its Adopt-an-Estero program with various interventions to clean up San Juan River beginning at Maytunas and Ermitanyo Creeks in Brgy. Addition Hills, San Juan City. The program is in collaboration with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the local government of San Juan City. It will be recalled that a landmark Memorandum of Agreement to rehabilitate San Juan River was signed in late September of last year with Manila Water, DENR and the three other local government units where the river traverses namely: San Juan City, Mandaluyong and Quezon City.
Effective 01 January 2021, water rates for the customers of Manila Water Company, Inc. will have a Php0.14 per cubic meter tariff reduction. The Foreign Currency Differential Adjustment (FCDA) is 0.66% of the basic charge or Php0.19 per cubic meter. Low-income households consuming 10 cubic meters a month or less will be exempt from the adjustment.
Following the impact of Typhoons Pepito, Quinta, Rolly and Ulysses, Manila Water Foundation continued to set out its disaster response initiatives, and deployed around 14,500 gallons of drinking water to severely affected communities in Metro Manila and other areas of Luzon.
To ensure reliability of water supply in its influence area, Manila Water will be undertaking preventive maintenance works at its Cardona Water Treatment Plant in Rizal. This will result to temporary water service interruption affecting over 285,000 population in 57,049 households, commercial and business establishments in 58 barangays in several towns in Rizal Province, beginning Monday, November 23, 2020 at 9:00 PM until 6:00 AM, Tuesday, November 24, 2020.
In the spirit of bayanihan and to help alleviate the difficulties our customers are experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic compounded by effects of natural calamities, Manila Water decided to defer the implementation of the scheduled Php 2.00 rate adjustment for 2021. The adjustment due to consumer price index (CPI) or inflation is likewise deferred for next year.