Manila Water has completed its 11-kilometer long, 800 mm diameter pipelaying and road restoration works along Manila East Road traversing the towns of Taytay, Angono, and Binangonan. The completion of the project enables Manila Water to bring water supply from its Cardona Water Treatment Plant to these Rizal Province towns.
The National Water Resources Board (NWRB) has further reduced water allocation to MWSS and its concessionaires by 4 cubic meters per second (CMS), from 40 CMS to 36 CMS. This is brought about by the continued deterioration of Angat Dam level which has already breached the critical 160-meter mark as of Saturday, June 22, 2019. The additional 4 CMS reduction translates to a deficiency of 350 million liters per day (MLD) equivalent to the daily water consumption of almost 700,000 people.
Manila Water is now operating an 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 deepwells in the coming months.
Manila Water’s Cardona Water Treatment Plant is now distributing 50 to 56 million liters of water per day (MLD) initially to barangays in Binangonan, Angono, Taytay, Baras and Jalajala, Rizal. Other beneficiary areas in Rizal will soon receive water when the plant progressively increases production in the coming months. The Cardona WTP started its operations last March 14, 2019, following completion of Phase 1 of the project and will help augment the water supply for the East Zone, which has been experiencing an average supply deficit of 150 MLD.
Manila Water has completed its interconnection and pipe laying activities along Tandang Sora Avenue, Quezon City. The completion of 300 mm pipeline allowed up to 2.5 mld of water sharing between West Zone concessionaire, Maynilad and Manila Water in the East Zone. Maynilad committed to share up to 50 million liters (MLD) of water per day which will help alleviate the water situation in the East Zone.