Water supply in Metro Manila enough amid COVID-19 spread: NWRB

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Posted at Apr 22 2020 08:11 AM

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MANILA -- Water supply in Metro Manila will last through the dry season amid the spread of the novel coronavirus disease, the National Water Resources Board said Wednesday.

Executive director Sevilla David Jr. said the water level in Angat Dam is currently at 192 meters, twelve meters higher than the operating level of 180 meters.

"May karampatang supply po tayo ng tubig, partikular po ngayong
panahon ng summer o panahon ng tag-init. At bago po umabot ang tag-ulan at sa ganitong sitwasyon nga po ay dulot na rin po ng deklarasyon ng presidente natin ng public health emergency dahil sa COVID-19," he told DZMM.

David said the country will not experience water shortage like last year but advised people to still conserve water.

"Napakaimportante po ang tubig para sa mga preventive measures kagaya ng madalas maghugas ng kamay, hand sanitation. Kaya po sa ngayon po importante na may steady supply po tayo ng tubig," he said.

RADIO DZMM, April 22, 2020