The National Water Resources Board (NWRB) increased the allocation of MWSS from 46 cubic meters per second (CMS) to 48 CMS starting today May 14 until the end of May 2020.
The additional 2 CMS raw water allocation from Angat Dam is considered as a special requirement due to the relatively high heat index in the month of May which results in higher water demand of consumers in Metro Manila and adjacent provinces of Bulacan, Rizal and Cavite.
The National Water Resources Board (NWRB) has approved the allocation of 46 cubic meters per second (CMS) to the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) for the month of May until the month of June. This is to ensure that water supply is available in performing preventive measures against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) such as frequent handwashing and other hygiene, cleaning and disinfection activities.
(MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 01 SERIES OF 2020)
Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 922 issued by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on March 9, 2020 declaring a State of Public Health Emergency throughout the Philippines, Memorandum Circular issued by the Executive Secretary on March 16, 2020 placing the entire island of Luzon in Enhanced Community Quarantine from March 17 to April 13, 2020, Resolution No. 14 (S.2020) issued on March 20, 2020 by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease, which provides for exemptions from the implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), specifically [par. I.1.h.8],
In order to actively support the efforts of the government to effectively manage/control the spread of the COVID-19 disease, a sustained and efficient supply of safe water to hospitals or institutions (government or private) must be a primary concern of all water utilities/service providers. And, in consonance with Memorandum Order No. 1, series of 2020, dated 20 March 2020, issued by the undersigned Executive Director, all water utility operators/water service providers are, further hereby, enjoined to: