Increase in water allocation for municipal water use due to COVID-19
The National Water Resources Board (NWRB), in consultation with the Technical Working Group on the Angat Dam Operations, increases the water allocation for the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) from the current 42 cubic meters per second (CMS) to its normal allocation of 46 CMS effective today, March 12, until March 31, 2020.
This is to ensure the steady water supply for Metro Manila considering the declaration of the state of public health emergency and the importance of water in undertaking the preventive measures against the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The NWRB is assuring the public that water will be sustainably available throughout the whole year. The public is similarly asked to avoid wastage and to use water responsibly.