Metro Manila's water allocation raised due to lockdown

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 21 2020 04:44 PM

MANILA - The National Water Resources Board said Tuesday it approved an increase in the water allocation for Metro Manila in anticipation of high demand due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

The increased allocation of 46 cubic meters per second from 42 meters per second to the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) will be maintained from May until June, the NWRB said.

The NWRB also initially allocated 15 cms for irrigation of farmlands in the southern part of Bulacan for the month of June, to support the government's food security drive during the lockdown period.

The water level in Angat dam, currently at 192.25 meters, is "sustainable" until the onset of the rainy season, the NWRB said. The minimum level is at 180 meters.