Manila Water announces water interruption schedule effective June 22

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 21, 2019   •   4724

Manila Water has announced the water interruption schedule which will be effective on Saturday (June 22) for Metro Manila and Rizal province.

This is still after the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) further reduced the water supply from Angat Dam.

The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) concessionaires will now have 36 cubic meters per second (CMS) water allocation from 40 CMS.

READ: Water interruptions loom as NWRB cuts allocation for Metro Manila

Meanwhile the MWSS warned the water concessionaires to strictly follow their published schedule of water service interruptions.

READ: Customers irked over late water interruption advisory from Manila Water and Maynilad

MWSS RO chief Patrick Ty said water companies will face penalties if they fail to follow their published schedule.

“Should non-adherence continue, this may constitute as a violation of the Concession Agreement, and the MWSS RO shall recommend the imposition of appropriate penalties,” he said in a statement.—AAC

Manila Water clients to enjoy up to P3.06 savings in January bill

Marje Pelayo   •   January 8, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Manila Water Services is imposing tariff reduction on its clients’ January water bill.

Based on the company’s computation, a 14-centavo cubic meter tariff reduction is possible following the foreign currency differential adjustment (FCDA) which at present has reached 19-centavos per cubic meter.

This means residential customers with average consumption of 30 cubic meters per month will have P3.06 savings in their January bill.

Likewise, those who consume an average of 20 cubic meters per month will have P1.70 savings and P0.76 savings for those consuming an average of 10 cubic meters per month.

Meanwhile, lifeline customers or low-income residential consumers who consume 10 cubic meters or less per month are exempted from the FCDA.

This means that their lifeline rate will remain at P87 per month.

Maynilad, Manila Water rates to go down effective January 2021

Robie de Guzman   •   December 2, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Water concessionaires, Maynilad Water Services Inc. and Manila Water Company Inc. will slash rates in the first quarter of 2021 following the approval of a quarterly adjustment for the water distribution utilities, the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) announced Wednesday.

The MWSS Regulatory Office (RO) said that the MWSS Board of Trustees has approved its recommendation to implement the 2021 first quarter foreign currency differential adjustment (FCDA) effective January 1, 2021, ”based on its evaluation of the FCDA proposals of the concessionaires.

The FCDA is a quarterly-reviewed tariff mechanism that allows concessionaires to recover losses or give back gains arising from fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, as payments are made for foreign currency-denominated loans that are used to fund the expansion and improvement of water and sewerage services.

It is a corrective mechanism formulated by the MWSS RO to avoid under recovery or over recovery caused by forex movements.

The MWSS RO said east zone concessionaire Manila Water will implement an FCDA of 0.66% of its 2021 Average Basic Charge of P28.52 per cubic meter or P0.19 per cubic meter.

“This is a downward adjustment of P0.14 per cubic meter from the previous FCDA of P0.33 per cubic meter,” the agency said in a statement.

This translates to a decrease of P0.76 per month for Manila Water’s residential customers consuming 10 cubic meters or less, except lifeline customers who are exempt from the quarterly FCDA charges.

Those consuming 20 cubic meters per month and 30 cubic meters per month are expected to have their bills go down by P1.69 and P3.45, respectively.

West zone concessionaire Maynilad, meanwhile, will apply an FCDA of negative 0.39% of its 2021 Average Basic Charge of P36.24 per cubic meter or negative P0.14 per cubic meter.

“This is also a downward adjustment of P0.05 per cubic meter from the previous FCDA of negative P0.09 per cubic meter,” the MWSS RO said.

This would mean a P0.05 decrease in the monthly bill of Maynilad’s residential customers consuming 10 cubic meters or less.

Those consuming 20 cubic meters per month and 30 cubic meters per month are expected to have a decrease of P0.64 and P1.30, respectively on their bills this coming quarter.

Water interruption to affect thousands of households in Rizal from Nov. 23-Nov. 24

Marje Pelayo   •   November 23, 2020

MANILA, Philippines— Thousands of residential and commercial establishments across the province of Rizal will have no water beginning Monday evening (November 23).

According to Manila Water, the service interruption will affect 58 barangays in Rizal from 9:00 PM tonight to 6:00 AM in the morning Tuesday (November 24).

Affected residents are advised to prepare ahead of the interruption by storing enough water until the service resumes the next day.

The water service interruption is due to the preventive maintenance works to be conducted in Manila Water’s treatment plant in Cardona, Rizal.

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