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.
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:
Continuous And Enhanced Water Supply Services In All Areas Of Operation Under Threat Of COVID-19
In line with Presidential Proclamation No. 922 of March 9, 2020, Declaring a State of Public Health Emergency Throughout the Philippines, and Memorandum from the Executive Secretary dated 16 March 2020 on the Community Quarantine over the Entire Luzon and to promote effective management of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) situation or prevent further occurrence/outbreak of said Disease in other areas, unhampered delivery of safe water supply services to individual households and communities is highly essential to maintain personal hygiene and good health. Therefore, all water utilities/ water service providers are hereby directed to do or perform the following, viz :