Maynilad says some areas to have no water supply


Posted at Aug 08 2012 06:09 PM | Updated as of Aug 09 2012 04:19 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Maynilad Water Services Inc. on Wednesday said it cut water production from 2.1 billion liters a day to only 1.7 billion liters a day, due to the high turbidity of the raw water brought about by heavy rains.

As a result of the reduction, Maynilad said areas that will experience low water pressure or no water supply at all are parts of Quirino-Roosevelt, parts of South Caloocan, parts of Malabon and parts of Navotas.

Heavy rains have pounded Metro Manila and nearby areas in the last three days, causing major floods.

Maynilad advised consumers getting turbid water from their faucets to boil or strain the water before drinking it.

Areas with reported water discoloration include parts of North Caloocan, parts of Fairview, parts of Commonwealth, parts of Novaliches and parts of Valenzuela.

Maynilad is the concessionaire for the west zone of Greater Manila, comprising of Manila (all but portions of San Andres & Sta Ana), Quezon City (west of San Juan River, West Avenue, EDSA, Congressional, Mindanao Avenue, the northern part starting from the Districts of the Holy Spirit & Batasan Hills), Makati (west of South Super Highway), Caloocan, Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Navotas and Malabon; Cavite City, and the towns of Bacoor, Imus, Kawit, Noveleta and Rosario in Cavite. - Report from Alvin Elchico, ABS-CBN News