Yesterday, when I opened our faucet to wash my face, I noticed our water is not clear anymore. Water looks yellowish. Water pressure also decreased. By the way we’re a Maynilad customer. In the news yesterday, residents on other parts of Metro Manila fall in line to a tanker just to have water. Thank God, we still have water in our area today, but it’s not clear anymore.
According to reports, close to 3 million residents in Metro Manila are experiencing severe water shortage problem.
Maynilad Water Service Inc. (MWSI) — has been looking at long-term solutions by looking for other resources of water other than Angat Dam.
Maynilad is already looking at the possibility of using the Laguna Lake and the Laiban river in the Sierra Madre area as possible alternative sources of water for its Metro Manila clients, due to climate change problem and the impending privatization of the Angat Dam.
Other possible sources are the Pampanga River and the Wawa River in Marikina City.
The remaining water reserve in Angat Dam is still good for 60 days.
By that time or by September, high volumes of rains are expected to fall that would bring back the water level in Angat Dam back to normal.
Okay, we need lots of rain right now!