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Angat Dam’s water level continues to decline

The water level in Angat Dam dipped further to 208.92 meters yesterday due to the El Niño phenomenon, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarFeb 12th, 2024

Water release from Angat Dam continues

The spill gates of Angat Dam remained open yesterday even as the water level slightly decreased......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 18th, 2023

Habagat increases Angat levels, still not enough

  The water level of Angat Dam, which supplies 97 percent of Metro Manila's water supply, increased on Sunday due to rainfall brought by the southwest monsoon or habagat, the state weather bureau said. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), the water level of Angat Dam increased to 179.06 meters on Sunday. While Pagasa acknowledged that the dam's water level experienced a small increase due to rainfall brought by habagat, the agency emphasized that it is still significantly below the normal high water level or spilling level of the dam at 210 meters. Pagasa also observed that the water levels of five dams experienced an increase in the past 24 hours. These include La Mesa (from 78.77 to 78.99 meters), Binga (from 568.36 to 568.58 meters), San Roque (from 236.64 to 237.76 meters), Pantabangan (from 179.01 to 179.77 meters), and Magat (from 163.56 to 164.08 meters). On the other hand, a slight decline was recorded in the water levels of Ipo (from 100.03 to 100.02 meters), Ambuklao (from 741.91 to 741.82 meters), and Caliraya (from 286.28 to 286.22 meters). However, despite the ongoing rainfall due to the habagat, Pagasa warned that the water level in Angat Dam may still decline. In response to the ongoing decline in water levels, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Water Resources Management Office (DENR-WRMO) has released bulletin No. 1 containing water conservation guidelines for government agencies. This move follows the issuance of Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 22 by Malacañang, which mandates the WRMO to monitor the water conservation efforts of other departments by analyzing their monthly water bills. The state weather bureau prompted this action to declare the onset of El Niño on July 4. Pagasa's projection suggests that Metro Manila and 35 other areas may experience a dry spell in December this year due to the El Niño phenomenon. The post Habagat increases Angat levels, still not enough appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 16th, 2023

Indefinite water cuts loom, Maynilad says

The scheduled water service interruptions across more than half a million households supplied by west zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. will be indefinite due to the depleting water supply as El Niño hits. At a press briefing on Monday, Maynilad Water Supply Operations Head Ronald Padua confirmed that service disruptions, which will last for nine to 11 hours, or between 7 p.m. and 4 a.m. or 6 a.m., will start on Wednesday, 12 July. The affected areas are the cities of Manila, Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela and Quezon City. “I cannot answer yet the question about when we will experience these interruptions. Hopefully, there will be some rain at the Ipo watershed,” Padua told reporters. “Ipo dam has only a small storage capacity. Even if the release from Angat Dam is low, when there are local rains in the region, the water level rises and it helps divert water to Metro Manila,” he said. Padua said Maynilad did not consider the adverse effects of El Niño in its latest business plan due to the delayed announcement by the weather bureau. “Our latest business plan included assumptions that normal water will arrive for us. Our anticipation also takes into account the PAGASA forecast so if there is no forecast, we will not anticipate it. But we assure you that all this is being talked about,” Padua explained. To mitigate the impact of the interruptions, Maynilad vowed to fast-track the completion of its water augmentation projects. Among other things, Padua said Maynilad targets to complete more than 60 deep wells across its service area. Due to the depleting Angat Dam, whose water elevation fell below the 180-meter minimum operating level last weekend, the National Water Resources Board allocated only 48 cubic meters per second or cms for water concessionaires starting 8 July. The water share was lower than the 52 cms released from 16 April to 30 June, and the 50 cms from 1 to 7 July. Thus, Maynilad has been getting less supply than it needs to maintain normal service levels. The Water Resources Management Office or WRMO of the Department of Environment and National Resources on Sunday issued Bulletin No. 2 to all barangay officials and condominium and subdivision managers in the National Capital Region to advise residents to cut down on activities that consume large amounts of water, such as watering lawns and washing vehicles. The order came after the water in Angat Dam dipped to a critical level. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration had reported a significant drop in Angat’s water level since Friday. The decline, it said, averaged more than 0.40 meters daily as it further fell to 1.79.56 meters or .56 meters below its normal operating capacity. The WRMO advisory aims to raise awareness about the importance of water conservation and encourage residents to reduce water usage where possible. “As we prepare for even drier conditions due to El Niño, it is more than ever important to conserve water in order to prevent massive interruptions later this year,” the WRMO bulletin said. Residents, it added, should practice rainwater collection for non-potable use of water, and to reuse laundry and dishwashing water to water plants. All government agencies have also been directed to conserve water in their respective offices while local government units in Metro Manila were told to hasten pipe repairs of water concessionaires Manila Water and Maynilad. The post Indefinite water cuts loom, Maynilad says appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 10th, 2023

Water conservation directive now includes Metro residents and nearby provinces

  The Water Resources Management Office (WRMO) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Sunday said it has expanded the coverage of its water conservation directive to residents of the National Capital Region (NCR) and adjacent provinces. In its Bulletin No. 2, the WRMO instructed all barangay officials and condominium and subdivision managers to advise residents to conserve water through the reduction of activities that consume a large amount of water, such as watering the lawn and washing vehicles. This is to avert massive water interruptions in the coming months, the WRMO said in its release. The WRMO added that residents should likewise be encouraged to promote rainwater collection for non-potable use of water and to reuse laundry and dishwashing wastewater for watering plants. The WRMO also directed all local government units in NCR to fast-track the approval of pipe repairs of water concessionaires Manila Water and Maynilad. “As we prepare for even drier conditions due to El Niño, it is, more than ever, important to conserve water in order to prevent massive water interruptions later this year,” the WRMO said. Earlier, the WRMO issued its first-ever bulletin containing the guidelines for effective implementation of water conservation measures by all government offices, through their building administrators. WRMO’s Bulletin No. 1 was issued pursuant to Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 22 in which President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. mandated all government agencies and instrumentalities to strictly implement water conservation measures as part of efforts to prevent a water crisis amid a looming El Niño phenomenon. In its second bulletin, the WRMO said its team shall conduct spot inspections of office buildings for unwarranted use of water, leaks, and faulty bathroom fixtures. The team will ensure that WRMO Bulletin Nos. 1 and 2 are posted in offices accordingly. The WRMO said that together with the Metropolitan Water and Sewerage System (MWSS), it will review the monthly water bills of all government facilities in accordance with MC 22. Notices on excessive use of water shall be issued, it added. The office also advised the public to report leaks along streets to the MWSS (8929-5691, 8922-2969, 0967-3197144, or cch@mwss.gov.ph), or to the water service providers Manila Water (1627) or Maynilad (1626). Leaks within compounds which may need major repairs may be reported to the DENR-WRMO through wrmo@denr.gov.ph. WMRO’s Bulletin No. 2 was issued as the water level in Angat Dam, which supplies potable water to NCR and nearby provinces, continues to drop amid an impending El Niño dry spell. As of 8 July 2023, the water level in Angat Dam was at 179.99 meters, which is below the 180-meter minimum operating level. When below operating levels, the allocation for irrigation will be reduced and supply for NCR and the provinces of Rizal, Cavite and Bulacan will be at the minimum volume. As such, residents could expect lower water pressures mainly during the night and possible interruptions in certain areas serviced by MWSS. Under MC 22, President Marcos directed the WRMO to monitor the progress of all agencies towards conserving water through the analysis of their monthly water bills, with the aim of reducing their consumption by 10 percent. Created last April by virtue of Executive Order No. 22, WRMO is mandated to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water resources in the country. The post Water conservation directive now includes Metro residents and nearby provinces appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 9th, 2023

Water in Angat Dam continues to recede

The water level in Angat Dam has continued to drop......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 28th, 2023

Cloud seeding eyed to raise Angat water level

As the water elevation of Angat Dam continues to slowly decrease despite the onset of the wet season, the government is eyeing rain-seeding operations among possible mitigation measures......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 5th, 2023

Angat Dam water level continues to recede despite rains

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan -The water level in Angat Dam continues to drop amid the rains over the past few days.Records from the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) show that as of 8 a.m. Thursday, the Angat Dam's water elevation is 176.86 meters, way below the n.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 18th, 2022

No water interruption until May, MWSS reiterates

The water level in Angat Dam has continued to recede, but is enough to ensure an uninterrupted supply in Metro Manila and nearby provinces until May, according to the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage and System......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2024

Angat Dam’s water level decreasing daily – MWSS

The water level at Angat Dam in Bulacan is decreasing by 12 centimeters every day due to El Niño, according to an official of the Metropolitan Water Works and Sewerage and System......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 30th, 2024

Angat Dam water level starts to dip

The water level in Angat Dam has started to drop......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 19th, 2024

Angat Dam water level dips

The water level in Angat Dam has dipped, according to the hydrometeorology division of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 6th, 2024

Rains continue to fill Angat Dam

Rains have continued to raise the water level in Angat Dam......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 28th, 2023

PAGASA: Enough water in Angat even with El Niño

The water level at Angat Dam is enough to last through the dry season amid the ongoing El Niño, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 26th, 2023

Angat Dam water level still above normal high

Angat Dam continued to release water yesterday as its water level remained above normal high......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2023

Angat, Ipo dams water release continues

The rains have stopped, but water was still being released from Angat and Ipo Dams yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2023

Angat Dam hits maximum level

Amid the threat of a severe El Niño, the water level in Angat Dam reached its maximum level yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 15th, 2023

Angat water level breaches normal high

Water was released from Angat Dam yesterday after its elevation breached the normal high of 212 meters......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 30th, 2023

Angat water level seen to reach normal high

The water level in Angat Dam is expected to reach its normal high of 212 meters despite the threat of El Niño, according to an official of the Metropolitan Water Works and Sewerage System......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 9th, 2023

Angat water level nears normal high

The water level in Angat Dam is nearing its normal high of 210 meters due to heavy rainfall spawned by recent typhoons and the southwest monsoon......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 27th, 2023

Come hell, high water,Christmas comes

Despite challenges from inflation and other difficulties because of the geopolitical shifts, Filipinos still look forward to celebrating Christmas on expectations of bonuses and the observance of family traditions. Based on historical data, Kantar, the world’s leading marketing data and analytics company, expects households to increase their spendings on food and beverage during the holidays compared to ordinary months. “The Christmas spirit is felt as early as September. Spending in the fast-moving consumer goods typically starts in December when Filipinos receive additional disposable income through their 13th month pay and other incentives,” Nino Nierva, account director, Worldpanel Division, Kantar Philippines, said. “What we’ve observed, based on our analyses of the spending habits of over 5,000 households’ year-on-year, is that Filipinos spend mostly on food and beverage items from December to January versus the rest of the year.” There is a spending uplift of 7 percent in the total FMCG segment during the height of the Christmas season last year, or from December 2022 to January 2023, compared to other months, or from February to November. This translates to approximately P6 billion more spent every month within the holiday period. Specifically, Filipinos spent 11 percent more on food and 9 percent more on beverage categories during the holidays. This trend also extends to dairy products (6 percent higher), which include all-purpose cream and condensed milk that are key ingredients of fruit salad, a staple Christmas dessert in the country. In contrast, the health and beauty category takes a back seat during this same period based on a 4 percent decline in growth last year, according to Kantar’s study.   Season of eating, shopping Data from Kantar further showed that holiday feasts must-haves will continue to take-over the shopping baskets of Filipinos in the remaining months of the year. These items, which registered significant growth in December 2022, are expected to remain a priority for households. These are spreads (up 34 percent), canned fruits (up 25 percent), alcoholic beverages (up 24 percent), noodles and pasta sauces (up 21 percent), lechon sauce (up 17 percent), condensed milk (up 9 percent), mayonnaise (up 8 percent), and all-purpose cream (up 6 percent). However, Kantar notes that inflation continues to impact FMCG in terms of pack size and brand choices. In particular, households, strapped for cash, may buy less holiday meal staples like pasta sauces or cheese, and may choose to purchase more affordable brands of canned fruits, all-purpose cream and noodles.  Tight budget not a problem While Filipinos continue to patronize sari-sari stores, they will still visit hypermarkets, supermarkets and groceries to check their options during the holiday season. According to Kantar, Filipinos still buy from sari-sari stores and they spend an average of P1,309 per month during the holidays. This is followed by hyper and supermarkets where 7 out of 10 homes visit the channel with an average monthly spend of P1,559. Aside from their own purchases, households will likewise make extra room in their pantry for FMCG products that they receive as gifts. The post Come hell, high water,Christmas comes appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 26th, 2023