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WATER CUT-OFF REMINDER | Maynilad customers reminded of 3-day interruptions

InterAksyon.com
The online news portal of TV5

MANILA – A flood control project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will cause water supply disruption in parts of Maynilad Water Services Inc's service area this Holy Week, prompting a reminder for those to be affected by the three days of disruptions in five sites in Cavite, five in south Metro Manila, three in north Metro Manila and the capital city, Manila.

The company said in a statement that three-day, two-day and one-day water service interruptions will be experienced in parts of Imus, Kawit, Makati, Malabon, Manila, Navotas, Pasay and South Caloocan; and the whole of Bacoor, Cavite City, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Noveleta and Parañaque, from Holy Wednesday  (April 16) to Black Saturday (April 19).

The areas that will be affected, including the duration thereof, may be viewed at  the company's website.
 
Designed to address the perennial flooding in Manila, the DPWH will construct an interceptor drainage box culvert (DBC) along Blumentritt St.

The DBC will traverse the water pipe of Maynilad along Juan Luna St. corner Hermosa St., which will require the realignment of the said water pipe prior to the implementation of the DPWH flood control project.
 
Maynilad explained it will need 72 hours to drain, realign and energize its affected water pipe because it is a seven-foot-tall primary line.
 
To lessen the impact of the service interruptions on water consumers, the DPWH has allowed Maynilad to undertake its pipe realignment activity over the Holy Week when fewer customers are expected to be home.

Maynilad is also implementing alternating service interruptions in many areas, so affected customers can have one day to restock on their water supply before they experience the second phase of the cut-off.

"To minimize inconvenience, Maynilad is appealing to its customers to store enough water for the duration of the interruption. Those with existing overhead tanks are also advised to clean these first before using them to store water," it said.
 
To further mitigate the impact of its pipe realignment activity, Maynilad is reopening four deepwells during the Holy Week water interruption. Around 60 water tankers will also be on standby to serve areas that will experience three straight days of interrupted supply.

For further information regarding this Holy Week water interruption, affected customers may call the Maynilad Hotline 1626.

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