THE ADDITIONAL water allocation given to concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. will be extended until the end of May, according to the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS).  

Last month, the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) approved an additional water allocation to regulator MWSS at 52 CMS for the April 16-30 period.  

The added supply in the second half of April followed the NWRBs decision to temporarily raise the allocation for MWSS to 50 CMS between April 1 and 15. 

The MWSS normally draws 48 CMS from Angat.  

“Yes, up to May 31. The two cubic meters per second will be devoted to Maynilad, MWSS Administrator Leonor C. Cleofas said in a Viber message.  

Earlier, Ms. Cleofas said the extra allocation given to Maynilad is expected to boost the companys available supply, adding that the NWRB set a condition that Maynilad should suspend its water interruptions in its areas.  

“There are currently no service interruptions in the portion of our concession that is served with water from Angat Dam, thanks to the additional 2 CMS allocation given by NWRB until end of May,” Jennifer C. Rufo, head of Maynilad corporate communications, said in a Viber message.  

She added that they are also in constant communication with the Angat technical working group as part of the company’s preparations following the announcement of state weather bureau PAGASA that El Niño would likely develop in the next three months.  

Besides facilitating our supply augmentation measures, among the measures being considered is cloud seeding,” Ms. Rufo said.  

Maynilad serves the cities of Manila, except portions of San Andres and Sta. Ana. It also operates in Quezon City, Makati, Caloocan, Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Navotas, and Malabon. It also supplies the cities of Cavite, Bacoor, and Imus, and the towns of Kawit, Noveleta, and Rosario, all in Cavite province. Ashley Erika O. Jose