Beginning Oct. 18, Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) has suspended the regular off-peak water service interruptions affecting 56% of its customers. This after Typhoon Lando significantly increased water level at Angat Dam yesterday.
Rains brought by Typhoon Lando over the Angat watershed yesterday increased the Angat Dam’s water elevation by almost 4 meters—from 194.60 meters above sea level (MASL) as of 6 a.m. (Oct. 18) to 198.40 MASL by 3 p.m. of the same day.
As of 6 a.m. today, Angat Dam elevation is at 201.56 MASL.
“This water elevation has increased our confidence that we will have enough supply to mitigate the impact of the strong El Niño on Maynilad’s production level,” said Maynilad Water Production Head Ronaldo Padua.
“At any rate, we will monitor how long this level can be sustained, and if it is enough to meet Metro Manila’s water supply requirements until the middle of 2016 when we expect the El Niño episode to end,” he added.
Maynilad will give two days’ advance notice should water levels decrease and it is forced to re-implement the off-peak water supply interruptions to help conserve water during El Niño.