Water crisis to persist until Angat fills up again: Manila Water

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Posted at Jun 23 2019 08:36 PM

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MANILA - Manila Water said Sunday the water crisis gripping Metro Manila and nearby provinces will continue until rains raise the water level in Angat Dam above the critical level.

Manila Water spokesperson Jeric Sevilla said the current water crisis, where service interruptions last between 12 to 17 hours, is already beyond the company's control.

"This situation is going to persist until we get safe and sustainable levels in Angat," Sevilla said in an interview with ANC.

As lawmakers prepare to summon Manila Water and other stakeholders to a Congressional hearing on the water crisis, Sevilla said authorities needed to identify new medium and long term sources of water for the capital.