Acting Chief Regulator Emmanuel Caparas of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) Regulatory Office today urged Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) to intensify its mitigating measures to ease the burden of an estimated 406,000 customers, resulting from the 4-day water supply interruption this Holy Week.
“Residents of Metro Manila and Cavite will have to brace for waterless days this Holy Week. Both MWSS and Maynilad are working to ensure that needed services are provided to assure continuous water supply to and lessen the inconvenience of customers in affected areas,” Caparas explained.
Caparas also appealed to the public to prepare for the waterless days ahead by safely storing enough water in clean containers to supply their needs.
In a coordination meeting with officials of Maynilad, the Regulatory Office called for contingency plans to ensure that affected residents in the West Zone of Metro Manila and nearby areas will not suffer during the water service interruption scheduled for Holy Week.
The interruption is due to the scheduled flood control work of the Department of Public Works and Highways. Parts of Metro Manila and Cavite will experience the water service interruption from Holy Wednesday (April 16) to Black Saturday (April 19).
In Metro Manila, the affected areas are barangays in Manila, Makati, Malabon, Navotas, Caloocan, Las Pinas, Muntinlupa, Pasay and Paranaque. In Cavite, the affected areas are Imus, Kawit, Bacoor, Cavite City and Noveleta.