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Major pipe leak to affect water supply in Manila
Major pipe leak to affect water supply in Manila
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Major pipe leak to affect water supply in Manila
by Ellicia Del Mundo27 February 2023
Photo courtesy: RH Boy Gonzales

The water concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) on Sunday warned customers that water service interruptions are likely to happen as it discovered a major pipe leak along Osmeña Highway at Zobel Roxas in Manila.

In an advisory, Maynilad stated that the leak came from the 2,200 mm-diameter primary lines, which is located 7 meters underground.

"Maynilad needs to excavate the site and expose the pipe to fully assess the extent of the damage. Given the size of the pipe and the depth of its location—and depending on the repairs that will be required—the activity may take several days to implement, and this will affect water service for customers who receive their supply through this primary line," it said.

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According to the water concessionaire, it estimates a water loss recovery of around 20 to 30 million liters per day once the leak is repaired.

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"We want to implement the leak repairs as soon as possible, since repairing them will help significantly improve service levels in the area," Maynilad Water Supply Operations head Engr. Ronaldo Padua said.

In order for affected consumers to prepare, Maynilad said that it will release the schedule of service interruptions and the specific affected areas.

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