Water service interruptions will continue for Maynilad customers until next month, the company said.
According to Oscar Oida’s “24 Oras” report on Wednesday, water service interruptions for Maynilad customers will range from eight to 21 hours a day until May 16.
Among the affected cities are Parañaque, Pasay, Muntinlupa, Las Piñas, and several areas in Cavite.
Maynilad said this is due to low water production caused by increased turbidity or sediment in the water from Laguna Lake.
“Dahil matagal din na-expose ang ating treatment plant sa high turbidity episode, nagkaroon ng leak sa ultrafiltration valve ng ating treatment plant sa south, so kailangan din namin ito ayusin agad bago lubusang maibalik ang full production capacity ng ating water treatment plant,” said Maynilad corporate communications head Jennifer Rufo.
Maynilad added that water tankers continue to make the rounds to supply water to customers.
At least one customer is close to being fed up.
“Plano ko nga ibenta ito [bahay], lumipat ako sa basta may tubig e, ‘di bale lumayo rito, basta may tubig. 'Pag ‘di nagbago yan, sa taong ito ibebenta ko na,” said Las Piñas resident Rodrigo Santos.
Maynilad said that it will continue to work on ways to supply enough water to its customers.
“Nagtatayo ang Maynilad ng bagong treatmant facility. Dagdag ito sa Muntinlupa din, matatapos ito within the year, and ang ine-expect natin na initial output niya na 50 million liters per day magiging available siya by December this year,” Rufo added. — Sherylin Untalan/BM, GMA Integrated News