Does Angat Dam Have Enough Water Supply for Metro Manila Until End of ECQ?

With everyone staying at home throughout the enhanced community quarantine, President Duterte has informed Congress on Monday, April 20, that water allocation for households in Metro Manila has been increased to 46 cubic meters per second from 42 cm in response to the need for frequent handwashing and bathing.

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This, plus the increasing temperatures this week, has prompted the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) to issue a statement regarding the current level of the Angat Dam.

According to NWRB executive director Sevillo David, there is still enough water to supply Metro Manila even after the scheduled end of the ECQ on April 30.

“With the current allocation of 46 cubic meters per second, there is sufficient supply until the end of the ECQ and even until the month of May prior to the onset of the rainy season,” he said on Tuesday, April 21.

As of April 22, the water elevation at the Angat Dam, which supplies 96% of Metro Manila’s water needs, was recorded at 192.03 meters. The normal operating water level of the dam is at 210 meters.

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