The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System Regulatory Office (MWSS-RO) urged the public to prudently practice water saving tips in their respective households as the nation braces for the El Nino phenomenon.
Chief Regulator Joel Yu reiterated that conserving water helps big changes happen to enhance water supply reliability as a prolonged drought trigger possible water shortage.
“We urge everyone to use water wisely and responsibly as the state weather bureau announced that the country is now experiencing a mild case of El Nino to help protect our water supply. Whether or not there is El Nino, water should be treated as a valuable resource.” Yu explained.
The Chief Regulator added that public should not wait for the water levels in Angat, La Mesa and other vital dam to reach critical levels during the dry spell before acting on water conservation measures.
“Intelligent and responsible use of water comes naturally when everyone is aware of its importance. It is imperative that we help each other and start conserving water to ensure continued water supply. Let us demonstrate our resolve to save water by cutting back on non-essential uses and getting rid of wasteful practices,” Yu added.
The MWSS-RO released water conservation tips to guide the consumers reduce their water use all-year round as well as to deal with the immediate impact of El Nino to the country’s water supply.