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The Water Resources Board has decided to maintain the allocation for Metro Manila at 50 cubic meters per second for the month of October.


The MWSS announced that the NWRB has maintained the water allocation for the MWSS at 50 cubic meters per second (cms) for the month of October.

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Patrick James B. Dizon, the head of the MWSS Angat/Ipo operations management division, stated in a Viber message that we are currently facing challenges at the watersheds.

“We have full assurance that we will achieve the goal of reaching an elevation of 210-212 meters by the end of this year in anticipation of next year’s peak of El Niño,” he stated.

The NWRB made the decision at their meeting on September 25th.

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During the month of July, PAGASA (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration) declared the arrival of El Niño, a weather phenomenon that is predicted to continue until the end of the final quarter.first quarter of 2024.

According to PAGASA, the water level at Angat Dam dropped from 207.17 meters to 207.08 meters as of Monday morning.

The primary water source for Metro Manila is Angat Dam, providing approximately 90% of the city’s drinking water.

The standard water consumption from Angat Dam is typically 48 centimeters. The NWRB has authorized the suggested 50 centimeters water distribution for September.

Mr. Dizon expressed his gratitude for the approval given by the NWRB Board of Trustees for our request to retain our allocation.

Therefore, the water supply disruption notification from Maynilad, caused by reduced water allocation from Angat Dam, will continue to be paused. The interruptions will mainly occur for maintenance purposes, which our customers regularly carry out to improve service quality,” he stated.

Maynilad Water Services, Inc. released a notice on July 10, notifying their customers of daily disruptions in service in certain areas of the west zone beginning on July 12.

The company in charge decided to postpone the scheduled interruptions of service a few days later because the water supply from Ipo Dam had improved as a result of rainfall from Tropical Depression Dodong.

Maynilad provides services to Manila, with the exception of certain areas in San Andres and Sta. Ana. It also serves Quezon City, Makati, Caloocan, Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Navotas, and Malabon.

This transportation system caters to the areas of Cavite, Bacoor, and Imus, as well as the municipalities of Kawit, Noveleta, and Rosario in the province of Cavite.

Metro Pacific Investments Corp., the majority owner of Maynilad, is one of three Philippine subsidiaries of First Pacific Co. Ltd., a company based in Hong Kong. The other two subsidiaries are Philex Mining Corp. and PLDT Inc.

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