As the water level at La Mesa Dam dropped to its lowest in 21 years on Thursday, Manila Water Co. Inc. said it expected the shortage to ease next month with the arrival of an additional supply from Maynilad Water Services Inc.’s Putatan water treatment plant in Muntinlupa City and its own facility in Cardona, Rizal province. Both are expected to provide a combined 100 million liters a day (MLD) of potable water or around 60 percent of Manila Water’s supply deficit. “First, Maynilad need to do some minor piping works through which we will convey supply to Manila Water. Second, Maynilad must operate our second plant in Putatan, which is expected to start no earlier than April.”The P6.75-billion facility is Maynilad’s second plant in Putatan that will draw raw water from Laguna de Bay. In contrast, Angat Dam in Bulacan province, which supplies most of Metro Manila’s water needs, still has a healthy water level, Pagasa said.
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer March 14, 2019 21:11 UTC