Maynilad Water Company Inc., which serves Metro Manila’s west zone, said Tuesday it will be forced to continue its rotational water service interruptions in several areas until Nov. 29 while addressing the problems caused by typhoon “Ulysses.”
Two of its water basins were now free of sludge, but the third had not been cleared, the company said.
“Per our latest estimate, it will take another five days to get the last basin working fully, ramp up production, refill all the major reservoirs and build up pressure in the pipelines,” Maynilad said in a statement
“The actual service interruption schedules that our customers will experience will gradually shorten with the continued build-up of pressure in the pipelines.
“In most areas, the water service will be fully restored prior to that date, leaving only the farthest and highest points of our concession area to experience the scheduled interruptions right up to Nov. 29, 2020.”
Maynilad said it had been working nonstop to fully restore the water supply. The company implemented an emergency supply interruption in some of its concession areas on Nov. 18.