Maynilad cuts supply due to murky water from Ipo Dam

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 23) — Water concessionaire Maynilad has reduced its water production due to an increase in the turbidity level of the Ipo Dam.

Turbidity level refers to the sediment content in the dam's water. “Rains brought on by the habagat [southwest monsoon] stirred up sediments from the bottom of the dam, causing the increase in turbidity,” Maynilad said in a statement released on Saturday.

To effectively remove sediments from the water, Maynilad said  it has reduced the output of La Mesa Treatment Plants 1 and 2 since Friday.

Because of this, Maynilad customers in portions of Quezon City, Malabon, Navotas, Caloocan, Valenzuela, Manila, Makati, Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Imus City, Bacoor City, Cavite City, and Kawit, Rosario and Noveleta in Cavite may have low pressure to no water, as well as some discoloration in their water supply.

Maynilad said it has deployed 52 mobile water tankers to deliver potable water to the affected areas. Customers may request for water tanker delivery through hotlines 1626 or 0998-8641446, or the company's social media accounts.