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Maynilad users to suffer 4-day water woes

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Beginning on October 29, Maynilad Water Services Inc. (Maynilad) will be conducting a large-scale pipeline replacement operation, resulting in a water interruption at the west zone concession area set to last for 25 to 85 hours total, until November 1.


Maynilad Water Supply Operations Head Engr. Ronald Padua stated that a total of 2.5 million consumers, equivalent to 421,000 water service connections, would experience the interruption.


420,000 residents of Sampaloc, Manila, will have no water service for three consecutive days, while other affected areas include Las Pinas, Makati, Manila, Paranaque, Pasay, as well as areas in Cavite such as Bacoor, Cavite City, Imus, Kawit, Noveleta, and Rosario.


The operation has been was declared by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to be an important part of the agency’s flood control efforts.


In response to the looming interruptions, Maynilad has announced that it would be deploying 60 water tankers to the affected regions and installing 14 stationary water tanks in order to lessen the burden on consumers.


Affected areas with hospitals and other medical buildings will be given priority for temporary water supply compensation.


The water service provider has also announced that it will coordinate with local government units (LGUs) and fire bureaus, in order to bolster their water tanker deployment with that of the local authorities.


Maynilad holds the title of largest private water concessionaire in the country, providing an essential utility to more than 1.5 million customers.

Photo: Philippine Star


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