Enough water supply seen this summer

By besguerra9 days ago


There are no expected water supply problems for Metro Manila, Rizal and Cavite as ample stock in Angat Dam allows for full allocation to the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System and even for irrigation needs even in these summer months.

Sevillo David Jr., executive director of the National Water Resources Board, told the Inquirer in an interview that supply was enough until the onset of the next rainy season.

David said as of 6 a.m. of March 31, water in Angat Dam was pegged at 206.32 meters above sea level (masl).

This is more than nine meters higher than the level of the same time last year, he said. April allocation of MWSS is at 48 cubic meters per second (cms) and 25 cms for the National Irrigation Authority.

Without the occurrence of the La Nia climate phenomenon, which brings above-normal rainfall to the Philippines, the level at Angat would be already below 200 masl at this time of the year.

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