MANILA, Philippines – Parts of Metro Manila and Cavite will experience water service interruptions during the Lenten break, Maynilad Water Services Inc. announced on Thursday (April 11).
On its official Facebook page, Maynilad released a list of barangays in Valenzuela, Malabon, Navotas, Quezon City, Manila, Parañaque, Pasay, Las Piñas and Bacoor City in Cavite that will temporarily have no water supply next week.
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The water service interruptions will begin on April 16 (Tuesday) to April 20 (Saturday).
The water concessionaire said several water network enhancement activities will be done during these dates in line with continuous efforts to improve water services in the western zone. These include facility maintenance works, pipe decommissioning and interconnections, and valve replacements.
“The activities will be done during the holy week, when fewer customers are expected to be home, thus lessening the impact of service interruptions on water consumers,” Maynilad said.
“Besides these major activities, Maynilad will also take the opportunity to conduct smaller, parallel activities like leak detection and leak repairs, which would otherwise require the implementation of separate service disruptions,” it added.
The utility company also said that the duration of service interruption will differ per area.
“Some will have no water for five hours only, while others will have no water for 30 hours,” Maynilad Water Supply Operations Head, Engr. Ronaldo Padua said in a statement.
“We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience. These activities are being done so we can continue to improve the water infrastructure and ensure better water services for the long-term,” he added.
Affected customers are encouraged to store water for at least three days prior to the scheduled service interruption.
Maynilad said this is to prevent simultaneous heavy withdrawals of water from its pipelines, which can reduce water pressure and cause some customers to have no water earlier than scheduled.
Maynilad also assured to deploy 40 water tankers to deliver water to affected areas when necessary. – Robie de Guzman
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