Steady water supply in Upper Bicutan restored: Manila Water


After weeks of intermittent water supply, residents of Upper Bicutan in Taguig, Metro Manila finally got their steady water supply, Manila Water said Tuesday.

Jeric T. Sevilla Jr., head of corporate communication of Manila Water, told the Philippine News Agency that the water supply was normalized following the installation of three line boosters in the area.

Elevated areas like Upper Bicutan in Taguig normally experience no water supply once pressure is reduced.

With the help of the three line boosters installed by Manila Water, residents of Upper Bicutan finally got water after weeks of intermittent supply.

“The installation of line boosters is only one of several technical and network solutions to bring water to high areas and those located at the far-end of the concession area,” Sevilla said in a phone interview.

The line boosters were installed in Goyena, Lapu-Lapu and Marian Lakeview in San Martin de Porres.

He also said that “as looping and interconnecting lines are being installed in Gensan Capistrano, Manila Water continues to refill static tanks as a temporary watering point.”

Sevilla said Manila Water will “continue to work tirelessly to be able to provide water for the remaining pocket areas that continue to receive water intermittently or less than eight hours.”

“Our objective is to provide water supply for at least eight to 12 hours at least at the ground floor level. This will enable our consumers to store water for their needs as we continue to implement our rotational water supply scheme,” he added. (PNA)