MANILA, Philippines – Water services groups have advised Metro Manila residents to conserve water as the country undergoes a dry spell that is projected to last until June.
Officers from both Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) and Maynilad Water Services Inc. told journalists in a forum on Friday that the reserves in Angat Dam are 2 meters short of normal levels as of Friday.
Joe Dimatulac, manager of the engineering and operations department of MWSS, said Angat Dam usually releases 4 million liters of water per day or 97% of Metro Manila’s water supply. This has been reduced to 3.6 million liters of water per day or around 43 cubic meters per second for the capital’s daily supply.
Last year, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA) said the Philippines’ long dry spell will last until June 2010. Continue reading….