Maynilad aims to 'normalize' water supply on or before May 14

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 02 2019 06:37 PM

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MANILA – Maynilad Water Services Inc. expects water supply to normalize on or before May 14, following the algal bloom at the Laguna Lake that hampered the productivity of its plant in Muntinlupa, a company official said Thursday.

Maynilad was forced to conduct more frequent cleaning and backwashing of filters and use intensified chemicals to treat water after an “extremely high” algal bloom was observed at the Laguna Lake resulting in reduced supply, Maynilad Supply Operations head Ronald Padua told ANC. 

But the situation has been “contained” with its Putatan facility producing 125 million liters per day from a low of 80 mld, he said.

“As of now based on our monitoring, our target is to normalize the situation until May 14 or even earlier because we were able to contain now the impact of this algal bloom in our system,” Padua said. 

“And hopefully the May 14 that we projected, [the situation] can be contained earlier,” he added. 

Consumers in parts of Parañaque, Las Piñas and Cavite have been experiencing low to no supply since the increase in algae started at the lake on April 24.