MANILA – The Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) on Monday announced a daily water interruption starting March 28 due to the forecast El Niño by the latter half of this year.
In an advisory, Maynilad said it has been monitoring the water level in Angat Dam, which supplies 90 percent of the water supply for the West Zone in the National Capital Region (NCR).
“While the elevation is still at a healthy level as of mid-March, the increased likelihood of an El Niño phenomenon taking place by the latter half of 2023 is a concerning development that calls for measures to preserve our limited water stores,” Maynila said in a statement.
“We have existing supply augmentation measures, such as the reactivation of deep wells and commissioning of modular treatment plants. But these will only mitigate the impact of a shortage that can happen if stored water in Angat Dam dips further, given the expected dry spell. The effect is already seen at Ipo Dam, where water elevation has started going down over the past few weeks,” it added.
In Caloocan City, the affected areas from 4 p.m. of March 28 to 6 a.m. of March 29 are in Barangays 1 to 12, 14 to 38, 41 to 47, 49, 50, 52 to 71, 73 to 75, 77, 78, 80, 93, 97, 98, 101 to 103, 105 to 107, 109 to 131, 148, 149, 152 to 155, 159 to 163, 167 to 180, 182 to 188, Dagat-Dagatan and Longos.
Likewise, Barangays 79, 80 to 96, 99, 101, 105, 132 to 134, 136, 138 to 148, 150, 151, 156 to 164, Baesa and Balintawak will be affected from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. of March 29.
In Cavite City, the affected areas from 11 a,m. to 8 p.m. of March 29 are in Barangays 1, 6, 8, 11, 13, 14, 17 to 62, 10 A-B, 22-A, 36-A to 38-A, 42-A, 42-B, 42-C, 45-A, 47-A, 48-A, 49-A, Sangley, 54-A, 58-A, 61-A, 62,A, Fort San Felipe and Sangley Point.
In Imus City, the affected areas for the same period are in Barangays Palico II and Palico IV, Alapan I-A, Balsahan-Bisita, Batong Dalig, Binakayan-Aplaya, Binakayan-Kanluran, Centennial, Congbalay-Legaspi, Gahak, Kaingen, Kalayaan, Magdalo, Panamitan, Manggahan-Lawin, Marulas, Pag-asa III, Poblacion, Pulvorista, Samala-Marquez, San Jose I, San Jose II, San Sebastian, Sta. Isabel, Tabon 1, Tabon 2, Toclong, Tramo-Bantayan, Wakas 1 and Wakas 2.
Also, in Kawit, Cavite, the affected areas for the same period are in Barangays Alapan I-A, Carsadang Bago I, Carsadang Bago II, Medicion I-A to Medicion I-D, Medicion II-A to Medicion II-F, Pag-asa I to Pag-asa III, Toclong I-A, Toclong II-A, and Toclong II-B.
In Las Piñas City, the affected areas for the same period are in Barangays Almanza Uno, CAA, D. Fajardo, E. Aldana, Ilaya, Manuyo Uno, Manuyo Dos, Pamplona Uno to Pamplona Tres, Pulanglupa Dos, Talon Uno to Talon Singko and Zapote.
Barangays BF International/CAA will also be waterless from 11 a.m. of March 29 to 1 a.m. of March 30.
The affected areas In Makati City, from 4 p.m. of March 28 to 6 a.m. of March 29 are parts of Barangays Bangkal and Palanan.
Barangays Magallanes, Pio del Pilar and San Isidro will also be affected from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. of March 29.
In Malabon City, Barangays Acacia, Catmon, Longos, Maysilo, Panghulo, Potrero, Tinajeros, Tonsuya and Tugatog will be affected from 4 p.m. of March 28 to 6 a.m. of March 29.
Barangays Acacia, Baritan, Bayan-Bayanan, Catmon, Concepcion, Dampalit, Flores, Hulong Duhat, Ibaba, Muzon, Niugan, Panghulo, Potrero, San Agustin, Santolan, Tanong, Tinajeros and Tonsuya will be affected from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. of March 29.
Some parts of Manila will also be waterless from 4 p.m. of March 28 to 6 p.m. of March 29.
In Navotas City, Barangays Bangkulasi, NBBN Navotas, NBBS, NBBS Dagat-Dagatan, NBBS Kaunlaran, NBBS Proper, North Bay Boulevard North and San Rafael will be affected from 4 p.m. of March 28 to 6 a.m. of March 29.
Barangays Bagumbayan North, Bagumbayan South, Daanghari, Navotas East, Navotas West, San Jose, San Roque, Sipac-Almacen, Sipac-Almacen, NBBE, Sipac-Almacen, San Roque, Tangos North, Tangos South, Tangos, San Roque, Tanza, Tanza 1 and Tanza 2 will be affected from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. of March 29.
In Noveleta, Cavite, the affected areas are in Barangays Magdiwang, Poblacion, Salcedo I, Salcedo II, San Antonio I, San Antonio II, San Juan I, San Juan II, San Rafael I to San Rafael IV, Sta. Rosa I and Sta. Rosa II, which will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. of March 29.
In Paranaque City, Barangay BF Homes, Moonwalk, San Dionisio and San Isidro will be affected from 11 a.m. of March 29 to 1 a.m. of March 30.
Barangays Baclaran, Don Galo, Sto. Nino and Tambo will have no water from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. of March 29.
There are also areas in Pasay City that will have water interruption from 11 a.m. of March 29 to 6 a.m. of March 29.
The affected customers were advised to remember the assigned daily interruption schedule in their area, and to keep enough water stored for their needs during the hours when supply will not be available.
Upon resumption of the water service, Maynilad adviced to let the water flow out briefly until it clears, but use the initial flow of water for non-drinking purposes, such as for flushing toilets. (PNA)