Metro south, Cavite brace for water-service hitch


Parts of Las Piñas, Makati, Manila, Parañaque, Pasay, Bacoor, Cavite City, Imus, and the municipalities of Kawit, Noveleta, Rosario in Cavite province will experience water service interruption ranging from 25 to 85 hours between 11 a.m. of October 25, 2021 (Monday) and 11:59 p.m. of October 28, 2021 (Thursday) due to a flood-control project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

The DPWH project is designed to address the perennial flooding in Manila.

It involves the installation of a drainage line along Cristobal St. in Sampaloc, Manila.

However, there’s an existing water pipeline along Sobriedad corner Cristobal Street that is directly in the way of the drainage line to be laid by DPWH.  Maynilad has to cut off a part of its existing pipeline and replace it with a cross-under pipe.

Due to the massive size of the affected water pipeline, estimated to be 7 feet in diameter, its realignment will take almost four days or 85 hours.

Maynilad said in a news statement that while the service interruption due to this pipe realignment is in place, the company will also take the opportunity to conduct other smaller, parallel activities—including leak repairs in other areas and maintenance works in several pumping stations—which would otherwise require the implementation of separate service disruptions.

To mitigate the impact of the pipe realignment activity, Maynilad is installing 14 stationary water tanks and deploying 60 mobile water tankers to serve areas that will experience three straight days of interrupted supply. It will also tap the assistance of local government units and local fire bureaus to expand the available fleet of water tankers that can help deliver water to affected communities.

The complete list of affected areas and their corresponding water interruption schedules may be viewed in Maynilad’s web site ( and social-media accounts, Facebook ( and Twitter (@maynilad). Maynilad is also publishing a copy of the interruption schedule in select newspapers and tabloids (one on October 16, 2021, another on October 20, 2021), distributing flyers in the affected barangays, and disseminating SMS and email advisories to customers enrolled in Maynilad Alerts. 

To minimize inconvenience, Maynilad is appealing to its customers to store enough water for the duration of the interruption. Those with existing overhead tanks are also advised to clean these first before using them to store water.

For further information regarding this water service interruption, customers may also call the Maynilad Hotline 1626 (Metro Manila) and 1-800-1000-92837 (Cavite toll-free hotline).

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