Metro Manila’s water supply is now “stable,” Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu informed lawmakers during a hearing on the 2020 budget of his department.
Last summer, tens of thousands in the east area of the capital experienced water rationing as officials recognized the absence of alternative sources while supply at Angat Dam was dwindling.
Cimatu said Angat’s water level was 183 meters high. Earlier, the authorities put the ordinary amount of operation at 180 meters.
Manila Water and Maynilad obtained water from Laguna Lake, which should be established as a fresh source of water, said Joey Medina, general manager of the Laguna Lake Development Authority during the briefing.
The DENR’s suggested 2020 budget of P25.59 billion is 16 percent greater than the 2019 budget of P21.5 billion.Share on