By Chito Chavez
At least 32,000 households in Quezon City will have to bear the brunt of an eight-hour water service interruption starting today (January 24) as pressure tests will be conducted by Manila Water Company.
Jeric Sevilla, Manila Water spokesman, said the pressure tests will be conducted on the 600 millimeter mainline along Luzon Avenue at Barangay Old Balara as part of its preparation for a “major activity” for the Luzon Reservoir in early February.
The following portions of these barangays will experience service interruption at 10 p.m. on Wednesday until 6 a.m. on Thursday.
Old Balara (along Luzon Avenue, Puregold up to North Susana and Commonwealth Avenue, New Intramuros Village, Village Beatriz, Laura and North Zuzuaregui);
Pasong Tamo (Freedom, Major Marcos, Diego Silang, Mac Arthur; Pingkian 1, 2, and 3, Centerville, Femdale, Ramax, Doña Petrona); Culiat (Luzon Avenue Market side);
Sauyo (Along Sauyo road, Sunog Baga, Camella Homes, and Saturnina Compound); and Holy Spirit (Luzon Avenue, Samat and Bataan Streets and Mapayapa Village 1 and 3)
The east zone water concessionaire appealed to the public to bear with the temporary inconvenience as these works are being done to improve their service.
In view of this, Manila Water requested the affected residents to “store enough water to supply their need during the interruption period.”