The rotational water service interruption will be extended until Nov. 29, according to Maynilad.
In a statement released Monday, the water service provider said two of its three sedimentation basins at La Mesa Treatment Plant that were affected by sludge accumulation due to the highly turbid water are now fully operational.
However, the removal of sludge from the third affected basin is “taking longer than expected.”
Maynilad said it will take another five days to get the last basin to work fully.
“We are therefore constrained to extend up to November 29, 2020 the rotational service interruptions that are currently in place, to ensure that all affected customers will still get water supply despite the reduced production of our treatment facilities,” it said.
Maynilad also assured that actual service interruption schedules will gradually shorten.
“In most areas, water service will be fully restored prior to that date, leaving only the farthest and highest points of our concession area to experience the scheduled interruptions up to November 29, 2020,” it said.
Maynilad added that it is sustaining the deployment of mobile tankers to deliver potable water.
Maynilad also advised its customers to expect discoloration in water supply after the resumption of service and to allow the water to flow out from faucets until it clears. Customers are also advised to cover their faucet with a clean white cloth to serve as a filter.
Maynilad areas that are experiencing water services interruption include Bacoor, Imus, and Rosario in Cavite, Caloocan, Las Piñas, Pasay, Makati, Malabon, Navotas, Manila, Quezon City, Parañaque, and Muntinlupa.