Manila Water, Maynilad keep full raw water allocation from Angat Dam
Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) said that its concessionaires, Maynilad Water Services Inc. and Manila Water Company Inc., will get the same raw water allocation at 28 cubic meters per second (CMS) from Angat Dam until the end of this month.
MWSS Administrator Emmanuel Salamat announced this, saying that this will ensure that water supply is available in protecting human health against COVID-19 and to sustain the current water system demands that are at an all-time high due to higher than normal temperatures for this time of year.
The MWSS has requested the two concessionaires to implement an equitable distribution of water allocation to make sure to deliver better services and support government efforts during the period of general community quarantine (GCQ).
It will be recalled that water allocation of 46 CMS for domestic use was increased to 48 CMS on 14 May 2020 upon the request of MWSS to reduce the rotational water service interruptions being experienced in the service area.
At 48 CMS, almost 100 percent of customers in East Zone enjoy 24/7 supply. In the West Zone, 80-90 percent of customers have 24-hour supply, and daily rotational water service interruptions isolated only during off-peak hours in “high demand” and elevated areas, which allows customers there to be better prepared in storing water for their daily needs.