Customers irked over late water interruption advisory from Manila Water and Maynilad

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 19, 2019   •   2220

Customers of water concessionaires, Manila Water and Maynilad complained about the late posting of water interruption schedules.

Manila Water posted its advisory around 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday. However, several residents said they already lost water supply by 5:00 p.m.

One of the residents, Tessie Olmos, said she was surprised about the water interruption and hence was not able to store water at home.

“Hindi man lang sinabi, nag-abiso kung mawawalan o hindi kaya nagulat na lang kami nang bandang hapon na wala ng tubig. Hindi man lang kami nakapag-ipon (There was no advisory so we were surprised that there was no more water. We were not able to store water),” she said.

Another resident, Rey Tayag, said there was an advisory but it was already late.

Meanwhile, Maynilad posted its advisory on Facebook at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday (June 19). The post read that there will be water interruption in several areas at 1:00 p.m.

Customers complained in the comment section saying there was not enough time for them to store enough water.

According to the water concessionaire, they are working on fixing the water interruption schedule. They also call on the public to understand the situation because there are a lot of things to consider to satisfy the need for water supply amid the limited resources.

“Short notice din naman iyong nangyari. After the technical working group meeting kahapon and after the press briefing, that was the only time na sinabi na there’s going to be a reduction. There was very little time for us to really list all the barangay and come up with a schedule (What happened was also at short notice. After the technical working group meeting yesterday, and after the press briefing, that was the only time it was reported that there’s going to be a reduction),” according to Manila Water spokesperson Jeric Sevilla Jr.

According to Maynilad’s Corporate Communications head, Jennifer Rufo, they need time to analyze the impact of their distribution system.

“As it was announced the implementation was already being done that let us a little bit of time to analyze kung ano iyong magiging impact sa aming distribution system (what will be the impact of our distribution system),” she said.

Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) will investigate the complaints about the water interruption schedule of both Maynilad and Manila Water.—AAC (with reports from Joan Nano)

LIST: Meralco announces power maintenance schedule in parts of Luzon

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 19, 2019

The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) has released its power maintenance schedule in parts of Luzon.

Here are some of the schedules posted by Meralco:

MANILA (TONDO)

AUGUST 19 – 20, 2019, MONDAY TO TUESDAY

Between 11:30 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. (MON., 08/19/19) and then between 5:00 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. (TUE., 08/20/19)

Portion of Juan Luna St. from Honorio Lopez Blvd. to Old Torres St. including 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Raxa Bago, Trinidad, V. Serrano, Lakandula, M. Guizon and Laong Nasa Sts.

Portion of Honorio Lopez Blvd. from Juan Luna St. to Ramon Fernandez St. including Philippine Paper Mills Incorporated.

Portion of Guidote St. from Rodriguez St. to near Buendia St. in Balut.

Portion of Rodriguez St. from Beltran St. to Salonga St. in Balut.

Between 11:30 p.m. (MON., 08/19/19) and 5:30 a.m. (TUE., 08/20/19)

Portion of Juan Luna St. from Honorio Lopez Blvd. in Gagalangin to Solis St. including Kagandahan, J. Planas, Dagupan and Dagupan Ext. Sts.; Evergreen Cereal Inc. and Lakan Dula High School.Portion of Cavite St. from Juan Luna St. to Lukban St. in Gagalangin.

REASON: Line reconductoring works and replacement of poles along Juan Luna St. in Tondo, Manila.

AUGUST 21, 2019, WEDNESDAY

Between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Portion of Dagupan Ext. St. from Yuseco St. to Tayuman St.

Portion of Tayuman St. from Dagupan Ext. St. to and including Antonio Rivera St.; PLDT – Tayuman and Manila Cathedral School.

REASON: Line reconstruction works and replacement of pole along Philippine National Railways (PNR) Rail Road Track and Dagupan Ext. St. in Tondo, Manila.

AUGUST 21, 2019, WEDNESDAY

Between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Portion of Dagupan Ext. St. from Yuseco St. to Tayuman St.Portion of Tayuman St. from Dagupan Ext. St. to and including Antonio Rivera St.; PLDT – Tayuman and Manila Cathedral School.

REASON: Line reconstruction works and replacement of pole along Philippine National Railways (PNR) Rail Road Track and Dagupan Ext. St. in Tondo, Manila.

MAKATI CITY

AUGUST 22, 2019, THURSDAY

Between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Portion of Atty. Jose D. Villena St. from near Palma St. to Manalac St. including Albert, Don Pedro and Osias Sts. in Bgy. Poblacion.

REASON: Installation of facilities along Atty. Jose D. Villena and Manalac Sts. In Bgy. Poblacion, Makati City.

MANILA (STA. CRUZ, TONDO AND BINONDO)

AUGUST 25, 2019, SUNDAY

Between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and then between 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Portion of Bambang St. from near Dizon St. to Rizal Ave. including Alegre St. in Tondo.

Portion of Ipil St. from Bambang St. to Dizon St. in Tondo.

Portion of Severino Reyes St. from Alvarez Ext. St. to Mayhaligue St. in Sta. Cruz.

Portion of Tomas Mapua St. from Alvarez Ext. St. to near Mayhaligue St. in Sta. Cruz.

Portion of Makata St. from Mayhaligue St. to near E. Remigio St. in Sta. Cruz.

Portion of Anacleto St. from Mayhaligue St. to near Valeriano Fugoso St. in Sta. Cruz.

Portion of Anacleto St. from Bambang St. to near Alvarez Ext. St. in Sta. Cruz.

Portion of Alvarez Ext. St. from near Ipil St. to Anacleto St. in Sta. Cruz.

Portion E. Remigio St. from Tomas Mapua St. to Rizal Ave. in Sta. Cruz.

Portion of Mayhaligue St. from Severino Reyes St. to Rizal Ave. in Sta. Cruz.

Between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Portion of Masangkay St. from near Bambang St. to La Torre St. including Episcopal Diocese Central Philippines, St. Stephen High School and United Doctors Services Corp. in Tondo; McDonald’s Restaurant and St. Stephen Parish Church in Binondo.

Portion of Mayhaligue St. from Masangkay St. to near Fermin Tubera St. in Tondo.

REASON: Replacement of rotten pole along Masangkay St. corner Mayhaligue St. in Tondo, Manila.

To check all power maintenance schedule, visit Meralco’s Facebook page or their website.—AAC

No water in parts of Metro Manila on August 20-21 – Maynilad

Robie de Guzman   •   August 16, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Maynilad Water Services has announced a schedule of temporary water service interruptions in parts of Metro Manila from August 20 (Tuesday) to August 21 (Wednesday).

In an advisory, Maynilad said the water service disruption slated from August 20 at 6 p.m. to August 21 at 6 a.m. will affect several areas of Manila, Caloocan, Malabon, and Navotas.

The west zone water concessionaire said the service interruption is due to maintenance activities aimed at improving water services.

Below is the list of affected barangays and their corresponding supply interruption schedules:

MANILA

  • Barangay 124 to 127
  • Barangay 129 to 146
  • Barangay 177

CALOOCAN

  • Barangay 12
  • Barangay 14
  • Barangay 20
  • Barangay 28
  • Barangay 31
  • Barangay 35

MALABON

  • Barangay Longos
  • Tuna
  • Torcillo
  • Dagat-Dagatan Ext.
  • Dalagang Bukid East/C3
  • Lapu-Lapu West
  • Dagat-Dagatan

NAVOTAS

  • Barangay Bangculasi
  • Barangay North Bay Blvd.
  • San Rafael Village

Maynilad urged its customers to store water at least three days before the scheduled interruption to prevent simultaneous heavy withdrawals of water from its pipelines, which can reduce water pressure and cause some customers to have no water earlier than scheduled.

The water concessionaire assured water tankers will be on standby to deliver water to affected areas as needed.

Upon resumption of water service, customers are also advised to let the water flow out for a few seconds until the water clears.

No water in parts of Metro Manila, Imus on August 6 to 7 – Maynilad

Robie de Guzman   •   August 2, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Parts of Metro Manila will experience water service interruption from August 6 (Tuesday) to 7 (Wednesday), Maynilad Water Services Inc. announced on Thursday.

In a series of advisory posted on Twitter, Maynilad said the scheduled temporary water disruption will affect consumers in Caloocan, Manila, Malabon, Navotas, Las Piñas and Imus City in Cavite.

Below are the list of affected areas and their scheduled service interruption:

MALABON (from 4 p.m. Tuesday to 3 a.m. Wednesday)

  • Barangay Longos (along Dagat-Dagatan Ave. from Lapu-Lapu Ave to P. Aquino Ave., along C4 Road from Lascano Street to Pampano Street)

NAVOTAS (from 4 p.m. Tuesday to 3 a.m. Wednesday)

  • Barangay Bangculasi
  • Barangay North Bay Boulevard
  • Barangay San Rafael Village

CALOOCAN (from 4 p.m. Tuesday to 3 a.m. Wednesday)

  • Barangay 12
  • Barangay 14
  • Barangay 20
  • Barangay 28
  • Barangay 31
  • Barangay 35

MANILA (from 4 p.m. Tuesday to 3 a.m. Wednesday)

  • Barangay 124 to 127
  • Barangay 129 to 146
  • Barangay 177

MANILA (from 8 p.m. Tuesday to 4 a.m. Wednesday)

  • Barangay 67
  • Barangay 74
  • Barangay 79 to 83
  • Barangay 85
  • Barangay 93 to 112
  • Barangay 116 to 119
  • Barangay 122
  • Barangay 128

LAS PIÑAS (from 6 a.m. Tuesday to 1 a.m. Wednesday)

  • Barangay Manuyo Uno and Dos
  • Barangay CAA
  • Barangay Talon Uno and Dos
  • Barangay Pulang Lupa Dos

IMUS CITY (from 6 a.m. Tuesday to 1 a.m. Wednesday)

  • Barangay Anabu I-A to Id and I-F
  • Barangay Bayan Luma I to IX
  • Barangay Bucandala I to V
  • Barangay Carsadang Bago I and II
  • Barangay Malagasang I-A to I-D and I-G
  • Barangay Poblacion I-A to I-C
  • Barangay Poblacion II-A and II-B
  • Barangay Poblacion III-A and III-B
  • Barangay Poblacion IV-A to IV-D
  • Barangay Tanzang Luma I to VI
  • Barangay Toclong I-A to I-C

The west zone water concessionaire said the water interruption in parts of Caloocan, Manila, Malabon and Caloocan is due to the relocation of a 3.6 feet by 2.5 feet-diameter water pipeline to give to way to the construction of the Skyway Project along C3 Road between A. Mabini and Dagat-Dagatan Avenue in Caloocan City.

The scheduled water disruption, meanwhile, in other parts of Manila is due to the installation of flowmeter at Radial Road 10 in Tondo; while the service interruption in Las Piñas and Imus City is mainly due to the repair of the Automatic Transfer Switch of Pagcor pumping station in Parañaque City.

For customers who have inquiries, Maynilad may be contacted at its hotlines 1626 (Metro Manila) and 1800-100092837 (Cavite).

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