Customers of west zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. in southern Metro Manila will have to suffer a two-week supply break amid the quality of water in Laguna Lake.
In an announcement issued yesterday, the water firm said parts of Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa and Cavite would have low pressure to no water supply until May 14.
This is commensurate to around 170,000 water service connections.
“We have supply constraints because of the proliferation of algae in Laguna Lake. Increased algae in raw water require additional cleaning of our treatment plant filters, and this affects our level of production,” Maynilad spokesperson Jennifer Rufo said.
The algae reproduction was perceived in the lake on April 23 due to the warmer temperature brought by El Niño.
In Imus, Cavite, interruptions will be expected in Barangays Anabu I-A to I-F, Bayan Luma I to IX, Bucandala I to V, Carsadang Bago I to II, Malagasang I-A to I-D, Malagasang I-G, Malagasang II-C to II-G, Poblacion I-A to I-C, Poblacion II-A, Poblacion III-A to III-B, Poblacion IV-A to IV-D, Tanzang Luma I to VI, Tociong I-A to I-C and Pasong Buaya II.
For Bacoor, Barangays Molino II to VII, Queens Row Central, Queens Row East, Queens Row West, and San Nicolas III are affected.
News source: Philippine Star