Angat Dam has 'enough' water supply this summer: NWRB

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 13 2020 08:24 PM

MANILA - Angat Dam has enough water supply to serve Metro Manila customers during the dry season, the National Water Resources Board executive director said Monday.

The water level at Angat Dam is currently at 198.15 meters, or 4 meters higher compared to the same period last year, NWRB executive director Sevillo David Jr told DZMM.

"Sa ganito pong level medyo mataas po kumpara noong isang taon halos 4 na metro po ang kataasan. Ibig pong sabihin nito sa tingin po natin ngayong panahon na tag-init, may sapat po tayong supply ng tubig para sa mga kababayan natin," David said. 

(With this level which is higher compared to last year by 4 meters, it means during the summer season, we have enough supply of water for the people.)

The increased use of water in households during the Luzon quarantine partially offsets the reduced consumption from closed business establishments during the period, David said.

Millions in Luzon are under enhanced community quarantine until April 30 to contain the spread of COVID-19.