Manila Water: Discoloration 'normal' during shortage
Leo Ecijan, a resident of Barangay South Triangle in Quezon City, complained on social media over the water's color.
He wondered whether the water is safe to use.
Manila Water management said the discoloration is to be expected and normal, especially when supply has been cut off for long periods of time.
"Expected ito sa mga nawawalan ng tubig. Nagkakaroon ng sediments at hindi ito nakalalason," Manila Water communications manager Dittie Galang told Rappler.
(This is expected when water supply is cut off. Sediments settle, but this is not dangerous or toxic.)
Galang advised affected residents not to throw the discolored water out, as it can be used to flush toilets or water plants.
Can it be used for baths?
Galang said it depends on the "comfort level" of the affected resident, as there is nothing toxic in the water.
Manila Water earlier released an updated list of areas to be affected by service interruptions, possibly up to 3 more months.
The Ayala-led company warned that the situation will only get worse until it rains. (READ: Manila Water sends 'conspiracy theories' down the drain) – Rappler.com