MANILA, Philippines - Manila Water on Tuesday announced several barangays in San Mateo and Rodriguez, Rizal will be without water for three days, starting 10 p.m. on March 15 (Sunday) to 10 p.m. on March 18 (Wednesday).
The East Zone concessionaire said it is undertaking a seismic retrofitting project in those areas, as part of its calamity mitigation plan which would ensure reliability of water services in event of calamities such as earthquakes.
Marang Road in Barangay Maly and Villa San Mateo I in Barangay Guitnangbayan Uno in San Mateo, as well as Hillside and Cortijos Subdivisions in Barangay San Rafael in Rodriguez will be without water, as Manila Water starts installing 11 seismic joints at three major points along the 1.3 meter-diameter pipe that crosses the West Valley Fault.
Several other barangays in Rodriguez and San Mateo and several barangays in Marikina City will also be affected and will experience up to 12 hours of water service interruption daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. from March 16 to 18.
These include the following barangays:
In Rodriguez, Rizal: Brgy San Rafael, Brgy.Geronimo, Brgy. San Isidro, Brgy. Burgos, Brgy. Balite, Brgy. San Jose, Brgy. Manggahan and Brgy. Rosario;
In San Mateo, Rizal: Brgy. Maly, Brgy. Ampid 1, Brgy. Ampid 2, Brgy. Banaba, Brgy. Guitnangbayan 1, Brgy. Guitnangbayan 2, Brgy. Dulong Bayan 1, Brgy. Dulong Bayan 2, Brgy. Sto.Niño, Brgy. Silangan, Brgy. Sta. Ana, Brgy. Malanday, Brgy. Gulod Malaya, Brgy. Guinayang; and
In Marikina City: Brgy. Concepcion Uno, Brgy. Concepcion Dos, Brgy. Fortune, Brgy Nangka, Brgy. Marikina Heights, Brgy. Parang and Brgy. Tumana.
"Residents in all affected barangays are advised to store enough water to supply their needs during the interruption period," Manila Water said.
Manila Water has also prepared a water supply augmentation plan which includes the installation of static tanks and the provision of water delivery trucks to provide water supply to customers of the affected areas.