No water in Rizal areas March 15-18
MANILA, Philippines – Several areas in Rizal will have no water supply from 10 pm on March 15 to 10 pm on March 18, as East Zone water concessionaire Manila Water Company Incorporated (Manila Water) upgrades its facilities.
The seismic retrofitting project involves the installation of seismic joints along the 1.3-meter diameter transmission line in Rodriguez, Rizal, as part of the company’s natural calamity mitigation plan.
Manila Water said water pipes along the transmission line that crosses the West Valley Fault could break or collapse should a magnitude 7.2 earthquake occur.
This is based on the finding of the Metro Manila Earthquake Impact Reduction Study (MMEIRS), a joint study of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).
Residents of Marang Road in Barangay Maly and Villa San Mateo I in Barangay Guitnangbayan Uno in San Mateo, as well as Hillside and Cortijos Subdivisions in Barangay San Rafael in Rodriguez will have no water for 72 hours as Manila Water installs 11 seismic joints at 3 major points along the transmission line.
Other barangays in Rodriguez and San Mateo and several barangays in Marikina City will also be affected and will experience up to 12 hours of water service interruption daily from 6 am to 6 pm from March 16 to 18.
These include the following barangays in Rodriguez, Rizal: San Rafael, Geronimo, San Isidro, Burgos, Balite, San Jose, Manggahan and Rosario; in San Mateo, Rizal: Maly, Ampid 1, Ampid 2, Banaba, Guitnangbayan 1, Guitnangbayan 2, Dulong Bayan 1, Dulong Bayan 2, Sto Niño, Silangan, Sta. Ana, Malanday, Gulod Malaya, and Guinayang.
In Marikina City, the affected barangays are Concepcion Uno, Concepcion Dos, Fortune, Nangka, Marikina Heights, Parang and Tumana.
Residents in all affected barangays are advised to store enough water to supply their needs during the interruption period.
Manila Water said it has also readied its water supply augmentation plan, which includes the installation of static tanks and the provision of water delivery trucks to provide water to customers during the period.
The provincial and local government units of the affected areas in Marikina City and Rizal Province have approved the project, Manila Water said. – Rappler.com
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