Manila Water conducts permanent repairs on its damaged mainline along EDSA
Due to difficult conditions on the site of Manila Water’s damaged mainline at EDSA/Boni Ave. northbound, service interruption to thousands of customers will be extended. By 5:00 PM today, April 12, 2021, the following barangays will have no water until 4:00 AM tomorrow, April 13, 2021, as the company completes its permanent repair of the breakage:
|MANDALUYONG CITY (16)||SAN JUAN CITY (11)||QUEZON CITY (6)||PASIG CITY (1)|
Hagdang Bato Itaas
Hagdang Bato Libis
Corazon de Jesus
Halo-Halo (St. Joseph)
San Martin de Porres
Bagong Lipunan ng Crame
Customers in these areas are encouraged to store just enough water for their needs within the water interruption schedule. This will also help avoid crowding around water tankers
The 600-mm mainline was damaged on the evening of April 11, 2021, which resulted to water service interruption to more than 30 barangays in Mandaluyong, Pasig, San Juan and Quezon Cities. The breakage was caused by AWIN Technology, a third-party contractor doing CCTV network installation. Manila Water reports that this is not the first time that this contractor damaged water lines through the course of their work. Since last year, the same contractor caused breakages on water pipes at six (6) different sites in the East Zone, including last night’s, which was already the second incident for 2021. Manila Water is coordinating with the contracting agency for sanctions and indemnities to be charged to their contractor, as well as to work together to avoid these incidents from happening again.
“We continue to work towards providing 24/7 water supply to all our customers and in these critical times of the pandemic, we cannot afford these incidents that interrupt our service, especially to hospitals. While we apologize for the inconvenience these has caused thousands of our customers, we are working non-stop to restore water service as soon as possible,” Manila Water’s Group Head for Corporate Strategic Affairs Jeric Sevilla said.
Updates regarding this activity will be posted on Manila Water’s social media pages and website.