By CNN Philippines Staff, April 10 2019

Image Credit to CNN Philippines

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 10) — West zone water concessionaire Maynilad will implement water interruptions during off-peak hours in parts of Metro Manila.

There will be water interruptions from 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. in 38 barangays in parts of Caloocan, Quezon City, and Valenzuela serviced by Maynilad. It has yet to release a detailed list of affected areas.

Maynilad Corporate Communications Head Jenny Rufo on Wednesday said this measure is being implemented to refill their reservoirs as its supply is slowly dwindling.

“Lately bumibilis ang draw down ng tubig dala na rin siguro ng init ng panahon, napapalakas po ang konsumo ng customers,” she told CNN Philippines.

[Translation: Lately, the draw down of water has been very quick, maybe because of the heat, customers have increased their consumption.]

“We have to preempt the quick withdrawal of water by interrupting during off-peak hours. Kasi kapag naubos iyon, mas malaking problema, magkakaroon tayo ng 3-5 days na walang tubig to refill,” she added.

[Translation: Because if we run out of supply, it will be a bigger problem, we will have 3-5 days of no water to refill.]

Last month, 1.2 million customers of Manila Water, the concessionaire for the east zone of Metro Manila and nearby provinces, were either without water supply or had servce interruptions for more than a week.