Longer water service interruptions set as Angat nears critical level

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 21 2019 01:21 PM

MANILA -- Metro Manila's two water distributors said Friday they would implement longer service interruptions after the water level in Angat Dam neared the critical mark. 

Maynilad Water Services Inc and Manila Water posted their service interruption schedules on Facebook.

The water level at Angat Dam, the capital’s main supply source, was at 160.7 meters as of Thursday, less than a meter away from the critical mark, according to National Water Resources Board chief Sevillo David Jr.

With no rains to fill Angat Dam, David said NWRB is expected to lower the distributors' water allocation to 36 cubic meters per second, equivalent to 3,500 million liters per day, from the current 40 cms.

PAGASA on Friday declared the start of the rainy season.

However, PAGASA also said weak El Niño conditions which were felt in the tropical Pacific since the last quarter of 2018 is "likely to continue" until August.