MANILA -- Maynilad Water Services Inc and Manila Water said Wednesday they would start implementing service interruptions due to receding water level in Angat Dam.
Service will be interrupted by 8 to 16 hours for 70 percent of Maynilad's customers, located in Metro Manila's west zone, said its assistant vice president Jennifer Rufo. A schedule will be released soon, she said.
The National Water Resources Board (NWRB) reduced its allocation to water distributors to 40 cubic meters per second from 46 cms from June 19 to 21, Rufo said.
Manila Water's customers in the east zone will also have to contend with 8 to 15 hours of service interruption, said its corporate communications head Jeric Sevilla.
The Ayala-led utility released a schedule on its Facebook page.
In Barangay South Triangle, Quezon City, some residents complained of service interruption on Tuesday afternoon, prompting village officials to deliver water.
The water level in Angat, which supplies water to Metro Manila and Central Luzon, dipped to 162 meters Tuesday, below the 180-meter minimum for normal operations. The dam’s critical level is 150 meters.
The reservoir needs at least 2 tropical storms to replenish its water supply as sporadic rains in the past few days were not enough, said NWRB executive director Sevillo David.