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Water Crisis in Manila

Water Crisis in Metro Manila Philippines 2010

Water problem is always a problem that keeps on reoccurring and would not go away among the Metro Manila dwellers. It is like a disease that is hard to cure varying from water supply bills, water supply shortage, volume of water discharge on faucets, leaking water pipeline, unclean water discharge, and most of all the uncontrolled flow of too much excess water or so-called flood.

Slum near Manila Bay

Slum near Manila Bay

Almost every year there is a water problem in Metro Manila part of the Philippines and the most recent is the ongoing water crisis or shortage supply of water manifested by a rotational shift of water supply. This is due to the lower water level of Angat Dam where most Metro Manila dwellers get their water supply through Maynilad (the water suppliers of the west zone part of Metro Manila) and Manila Water (the water suppliers of the east zone part of Metro Manila) machinery or water systems.

Of course, a dam reservoir do not produce its own water rather it depends upon the amount or volume of rainfall whenever it rains, thus, if it does not rain for a year, the water level on a dam reservoir declines unless Maynilad and Manila Water will do something to fix it at once lest if not there would be a crisis of water supply or the worse a no water supply to those Metro Manila dwellers whose water pipes are connected to Maynilad and Manila Water water pipelines.

Water Shortage in Manila

Water Shortage in Manila

Therefore, how can this repetitive and annual problem be solved, if Metro Manila Philippines will not be decongested with too much dwellers and extend the economic progress to provinces that is mostly centered on Manila Philippines.