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Water interruption to persist for at least 2 days:  Maynilad

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Maynilad Water Services Inc. on Friday said that the water interruption affecting 70 percent of its customers will last at least one to two days due to the turbidity in the raw water from the Ipo Dam.

In an interview over DZMM, Maynilad Water Supply Operations head Ronald Padua said that the water concessionaire will provide window hours for the affected residents for them to store water.

“Sobrang unprecedented ang paglabo ng tubig sa Ipo Dam. Direktang naapektuhan ang mga water plant sa La Mesa Dam. Kagabi umabot sa 70 percent ang reduction,” Padua said.

Padua added that turbidity of water is worse compared to the experience during the onslaught of typhoon” Ondoy” in 2009.

“Sobrang historical, from 1,800 na pinakamalabo, umabot sa 6,000 yung paglabo ng tubig sa aming plant. Walang kakayahang mag-treat ang aming planta ng ganung kalabong tubig. We want to make sure na paglabas ng tubig sa planta ay merong maiinom na tubig,” Padua explained.

Padua assured that with the clear weather, Maynilad is expecting that the water turbidity in Ipo Dam will gradually lessen.

“Ang kagandahan as of today, unti-unti nang bumababa ang turbidity, unti-unti nang nagrerekober.  Ang 70 percent na naapektuhan ay sila pa rin ay affected. Within one to two days, maaaring maibalik. Ang gagawin with limited production ng water supply, magkakaroon ng window certain hours bago magkaroon ng water interruption,” he added.

Maynilad started to implement the water interruption Thursday afternoon.

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