Some Metro Manila and Cavite residents will continue to experience water service interruptions until February 17, 2023.
According to a report by Lei Alviz on "24 Oras," some parts of Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Pasay and Bacoor, Cavite City, Imus, Noveleta and Rosario in Cavite are affected by the five to 21 hours water service interruption.
Maynilad advised the affected residents to store water.
The water firm said increased turbidity in the raw water of Laguna Lake, the main source of its supply, has constrained it to reduce the production in its treatment plants.
"Aware po tayo na hindi ganun kaganda yung kalidad o yung water quality sa Laguna Lake. So naapektuhan po kami ng amihan noong mga nakaraang linggo. Yung amihan mas malakas po yung hangin papasok sa aming planta, so nabubulabog po yung silt na nakadeposito sa lake bed at yun po ang nagpapalabo ng tubig,” said Ronald Padua, Maynilad Water Supply Operations head.
When there is equipment damage in the plant, the production is also affected, but Maynilad said that in the past few months, water supply interruption has been reduced by an average of seven hours.
"Pag natapos itong Poblacion Water Treatment plant sa 4th quarter this year. Yung first 50 mld nya naka-allocate na yun na buffer para dito sa ating Putatan Treatment Plants. Kahit magkaron ng problema sa Putatan 1 and 2, yung Poblacion ang sasagot,” he added.
Maynilad has allocated P220 billion from this year to 2027 for water and wastewater infrastructure to improve their services.—Sherylin Untalan/LDF, GMA Integrated News