Burst pipe causes floods in Mandaluyong, Sta. Ana

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 26 2013 10:16 AM | Updated as of May 26 2013 06:16 PM

MANILA, Philippines – A Manila Water pipe burst Sunday morning, causing floods in Sta. Ana, Manila and Mandaluyong.

The flood started when a water pipe, measuring almost a meter in diameter, burst in the corner of F. Roxas St. and the Francisco compound, located at the boundary of Manila and Mandaluyong.

The floods affected a still undetermined number of households and parked cars.

“We’re still trying to figure out exactly the cause of the leakage, but from the initial reports that we got, we had an old line, almost a meter in diameter, which suffered a breakage,” Manila Water Corporate Communications head Jeric Sevilla Jr. told ANC.

Manila Water has temporarily cut off the water supply in the area as damage assessment continues.

According to Pepito Alet, a resident of Barangay 899 in Sta. Ana, they heard an explosion around 5:30 am Sunday.

The residents then saw water coming out of the damaged street, which also caused a Meralco post to collapse.

Sevilla said Manila Water is waiting for the flood waters to recede in order to excavate the damaged line and find out the cause of the leakage.

“Those affected areas in Barangays Pio del Pilar, Mabini, Sta. Cruz and Poblacion, those areas right now are experiencing no water,” Sevilla said.

“What we are going to do is to transfer the source of water for Poblacion, Sta. Cruz and Pio del Pilar to another line coming from the Makati pumping station,” he added.

Sevilla said they hope to restore water service in the affected areas within the day. Reports from DZMM, ANC