By Jhon Aldrin Casinas
The water supply in Mandaluyong City has improved despite the inconsistent water interruption schedules announced by the Manila Water, a local official said Monday.
“Although the schedule of water interruption is not (being) followed perfectly, there is a supply of water to most [locations in the city],” Jimmy Isidro, city public information office chief, told The Manila Bulletin in an interview Monday afternoon.
The local official noted that the water supply in the majority of barangays affected by the water shortage has been restored.
“However, in (Barangay) Barangka drive particularly (households along) Hilaga Street, and few blocks in (Barangay) Addition Hills, they still have no water,” Isidro said.
Mandaluyong City was one of the areas in the eastern part of the metropolis affected by a water shortage for more than a week now.
Ayala-led Manila Water, which supplies water to almost the entire eastern part of Metro Manila, blamed the shortage to the lack of water supply coming from La Mesa Dam.
The water distribution company earlier acknowledged that its advisories might be inconsistent since water may have difficulty reaching higher areas.
Meanwhile, due to the improvement in the city’s water supply, the declaration of a state of calamity was set aside for the meantime.
“We studied if we will declare a state of calamity, but now we are considering not to push through with the declaration,” Isidro said.