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Uh-Oh! Some Areas In Metro Manila Will Have Little To No Water In The Next Few Days

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ICYDK, the Philippines is experiencing El Niño, which is characterized by drought, dry spell, and reduced rainfall. This has been observed from September 2018 to January 2019, which covers the rainy season, in various areas of Luzon and Mindanao.

Because of this, the water level at La Mesa Dam, which supplies Metro Manila's water, is low. According to, the water level “reached its lowest in 12 years on Friday and may go down to its critical level of 69 meters in the next two days.” Sixty-nine meters is seven meters lower than the water level exactly a year ago.

For conservation efforts, Manila Water has then been limiting the water supply since Wednesday. It’s also been releasing lists of cities and municipalities that will have little to no water at certain times of the day.

As of 1 p.m. today, March 10, this will be the schedule until further notice.

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Those affected are advised to store enough water for their needs in the stated period.