MANILA, Philippines – Manila Water and Maynilad Water Services will affect a rate hike in January 2020.
This is at the height of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s directive to review the contract between the government and the two water concessionaires.
Maynilad and Manila Water will implement around P3.00 per cubic meter price hike.
Add to this is the increase in the Foreign Currency Differential Adjustment (FCDA) and other foreign currencies that the two water concessionaires use in their loan payment.
In 2018, the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) has approved Maynilad and Manila Water’s rate increase petition.
For Maynilad, the approved rate hike is P5.73 which will be applied on a staggered basis for five years or until 2022.
Manila Water, on the other hand, had been allowed a rate increase of P6.22 to P6.50.
Meanwhile, with the expected rate hike, water service interruption will still be experienced by Maynilad and Manila Water consumers as the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) has yet to increase Metro Manila’s water allocation despite the rising water level in Angat Dam.
As of Friday morning, the water level in Angat Dam was at 195.03 meters.
This, however, is still far from the dam’s normal operating level of 210 to 212 meters.
Authorities advise the public to continue to conserve water to maintain sufficient water supply in Angat Dam until the next dry season. (from the report of Harlene Delgado) /mbmf
MANILA, Philippines — Manila Water Services is imposing tariff reduction on its clients’ January water bill.
Based on the company’s computation, a 14-centavo cubic meter tariff reduction is possible following the foreign currency differential adjustment (FCDA) which at present has reached 19-centavos per cubic meter.
This means residential customers with average consumption of 30 cubic meters per month will have P3.06 savings in their January bill.
Likewise, those who consume an average of 20 cubic meters per month will have P1.70 savings and P0.76 savings for those consuming an average of 10 cubic meters per month.
Meanwhile, lifeline customers or low-income residential consumers who consume 10 cubic meters or less per month are exempted from the FCDA.
This means that their lifeline rate will remain at P87 per month.
Maynilad is warning its customers against unauthorized agents going door-to-door to collect payments.
The water concessionaire received reports from customers about individuals visiting their homes, posing as Maynilad employees, and asking for payment. Reports also said these alleged employees would threaten customers of having their water supply cut if they do not pay.
ABISO SA CUSTOMERSNapag-alaman namin na may ilang tao ang nagpapanggap na Maynilad employee o authorized collecting…
Maynilad reminds its customers that no individuals, not even Maynilad employees and its service providers, are not authorized to collect payments. Only authorized channels provided on the water concessionaire’s website are allowed to collect payments. AAC
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