Even in light of continued challenges in water supply availability and distribution, Manila Water has been able to bring down its supply deficit to 43 million liters per day (MLD) coming from 150 MLD in March this year. This despite the steady increase in demand owing to the warmer and more humid climate of late.
Manila Water has recently started operating an additional 26 deepwells in its concession area. As of May 20, 2019, more than 34 million liters of water per day (MLD) have been drawn from these deepwells 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 (WTP) is now distributing up to 50 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.
In its steadfast commitment to restore 24/7 water supply amidst the water shortage crisis, Manila Water has completed the installation of a total of sixty-four (64) line boosters across the East Zone.