Despite the country officially entering the rainy season a few days ago, the amount of rainfall still isn't enough to increase the water level in Angat Dam. The reservoir supplies 90 percent of Metro Manila's water requirements.
Water concessionaire Manila Water announced on its Facebook page that it will conduct rotational water service interruptions covering the East Zone for eight to 12 hours at nighttime.
According to Manila Water's website, the East Zone "covers 23 cities and municipalities spanning a 1,400-square kilometer area that includes Makati, Mandaluyong, Pasig, Pateros, San Juan, Taguig, Marikina, most parts of Quezon City, portions of Manila, as well as the following towns of Rizal: Angono, Antipolo, Baras, Binangonan, Cainta, Cardona, Jala-Jala, Morong, Pililia, Rodriguez, San Mateo, Tanay, Taytay, and Teresa."
More than six million people are based in the East Zone.
Maynilad, which covers Metro Manila's West Zone, also shared a similar statement from the National Water Resources Board:
The water service interruptions start tomorrow, June 19.
Use water wisely, and save every drop!