Manila Water operates more deep wells to augment supply for customers
Manila Water is now operating additional 34 deep wells in its concession area. As of June 9, 2019, 43.42 million liters of water per day (MLD) have been drawn from these deep wells and is seen to bring more water supply upon full operation of more deep wells in the coming months.
Before the re-activation of these deep wells, Manila Water was able to source more than 9 MLD from five (5) deep wells located in Curayao, Rodriguez. On top of this, deep wells from the Province of Rizal now collectively yield additional 25 MLD. There are now nineteen (19) additional deep wells in operation in the Province of Rizal, nine (9) of which are in Antipolo City, while in Metro Manila, two (2) additional deep wells in Taguig City have been rehabilitated. There are more deep wells under rehabilitation and are expected to add up to 9 MLD to the available supply. New deep wells are also being constructed in various locations within Manila Water’s service area in Metro Manila. Yield from these new wells is projected to reach up to 40 MLD.
Manila Water Corporate Strategic Affairs Group Head Jeric T. Sevilla said these deep wells are necessary to help meet the demand of customers while the new water sources are being completed. “The operation of these deep wells is vital to recovering our service towards 24/7 supply at 7 psi or pressure up to the ground level as one of the means of augmenting the water supply deficit,” Sevilla adds.
As of June 9, 2019, supply gap is still at 31 MLD despite water availability reaching 99.72% of East Zone customers receiving 8 hours or more of water service within the regulatory standard of 7 psi (pound per square inch) of pressure, reaching up to the ground floor.