Water interruptions hit QC earlier than scheduled as pipeline gets damaged
MANILA, Philippines – The water service interruptions initially scheduled in Quezon City from Friday to Saturday, May 24 to 25, were suddenly moved to Thursday, May 23, as a contractor of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) damaged a major pipeline.
The DPWH contractor, which was conducting road widening, accidentally broke a pipeline of Manila Water located along Elliptical Road corner Commonwealth Avenue.
Manila Water previously announced it will cut off supply to some 44,056 households and establishments in 20 barangays from Friday evening to Saturday morning to relocate its pipeline for the Metro Rail Transit Line 7 construction.
But the incident involving the DPWH contractor prompted the Ayala-led utility company to begin the relocation immediately, alongside emergency repairs to address the leak.
The new estimated time of completion of works is at 6 am on Friday.
The following barangays are affected:
- Bagong Pag-asa
- Bahay Toro
- New Era
- Old Capitol Site
- Pasong Tamo
- Project 6
- Ramon Magsaysay
- Santo Cristo
- San Vicente
- Sikatuna Village
- Tandang Sora
- Teachers Village East
- Teachers Village West
- UP Village
Manila Water said some areas may still experience water service interruptions outside of the activity hours, due to limited raw water supply. – Rappler.com