No water in Metro Manila

@ddaguno (3110)
Philippines
July 20, 2010 12:06am CST
According to the news the water level in Anggat dam in down to 157.56 meters. Since the last storm missed Bulacan they are fearing the possibility of the water level going down to a critical of 120m. That would mean that there will be no more water in Metro Manila. The areas that will be severely affected by the water shortage include 117 barangays in Manila, Caloocan, Quezon City, Parañaque, Malabon, Navotas, Las Piñas and Valenzuela. Don't you think it's time for Filipinos to do something about energy conservation?
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9 responses
@hanagi (391)
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
That is too bad. I can't imagine living without water. I just hope that it would rain so that the water level in angat would go up again and be normal. Without water, I don't know How we can survive. I just hope we could also conserve energy so as to minimize the usage of water.
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
Pray for rain in Bulacan because no matter how strong the rain in Manila is, if it doesn't reach Bulacan you won't have water.
20 Jul 10
its really hard when theres no water..
• Philippines
21 Jul 10
This is funny because I have friends from Bulacan before and their usual complaint was the frequent flooding around their area due to the rains. Now, they're the ones without water.
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
Were lucky were not affected by that water shortage. I live somewhere in Makati and it would be a big big inconvenience for me having no water just a day. I take a bath more than twice, though I rarely used my faucet for dish washing i still need water to run my water dispenser. It would be a hard time for me without water. ;/
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
It's amazing how water doesnt run out in Makati. Is the reservoir for this city located somewhere else?
• Philippines
21 Jul 10
I think you should also start conserving water by minimizing the times you take a bath. Why do you take a bath more than twice? I think bathing once or twice a day would be enough. So you bathe while you're at school/work or whatever it is you do in the middle of the day?
@ermadear (367)
• Indonesia
20 Jul 10
mm...impact from global warming too??
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
maybe
• Philippines
21 Jul 10
this is surely an impact of global warming. During the stormy season last year, they had to drain a lot of water from the Anggat dam which is feared to collapse if it overflows from too much water during the storm. Since more storms were anticipated, they released water prematurely but the anticipated storms after Ondoy and Pepeng were not enough to fill the dam back to original working capacity. The recent El Nino phenomena, a stark contrast from the destructive and rainy typhoons also drained the dam's resources. All these extreme differences in climate is contributing to the water crisis today.
@jerikjames (1045)
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
Ugh. We're affected by that water shortage. I wonder why there's shortage though. It has been raining a lot these past few days right? Anyway, I'm with you in conserving water and energy. But it will be a very long and hard crusade to convince people to conserve resources.
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
I think the government should do more awareness campaigns about energy consevation and taking care of our natural resources. I hope some private companies will do the same
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
local government units too
20 Jul 10
i agree..filipinos should conserve water and do something about energy conservation. but i think the government should do something about it.
• Philippines
21 Jul 10
Yeah..our VERY EFFICIENT government should do something about it quick or else the people would die of dehydration.
@qamarep (4449)
• Pakistan
20 Jul 10
but metro manila is a beach city why cant you make disalinate water from the sea and use it for the drinking and foods
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
The rives and beaches in Manila are sevreely polluted. The government is rehabilitating it but I think it would still take long before the water can be safe to use.
@archon309 (404)
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
Solar energy is very much available at lower costs these days... although an average income earner can still hardly afford it, I think the government should invest on this. Also wind can always be tapped as an alternate source of energy in some areas.
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
Do you know any companies who install solar panels in Laguna?
@thanks1961 (7046)
• India
20 Jul 10
Hi dear, I am not much aware of the geographical conditions in your country. Still, as a basic comment, I think there is a requirement of precautions for water preservations in such conditions. Because wherever such flood-storm etc happens, the government has to take immediate and necessary steps to protest against such natural calamities. Various organisations and semi-government as well as private sector people should take adequate policies for the betterment of coming years. Regards, Thank-s
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
Thanks for your views. I also think that the private sector should help the government with making the people aware of methods for energy conservation.
• Philippines
21 Jul 10
it is encourage to conserve water. in so doing, whenever rain comes, you have to placed pails to get rain water, in this way, your water bill will be minimize.