Manila Water Supplies Sufficient Even With El Nino, Mirror Says

Manila’s 12 million residents, farms and businesses will have enough water even with El Nino, the season of drought the country experiences each year, the Business Mirror reported, citing two water providers and an interview with the National Water Resources Board.

Angat Dam, which provides for 98 percent of metropolitian Manila’s water needs, and supplies from Maynilad Water Services Inc. and Manila Water Co. (MWC) assure metropolitan Manila of adequate potable water after the rainy season, NWRB Deputy Executive Director Jorge Estioko told the newspaper.

Contingency plans by the water providers in case of need include intensifying leak repairs to reduce waste, deploying water tankers and mobile treatment plants, and putting deep wells on standby, the paper also said.

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