No water for more than 24 hours for Maynilad customers in Muntinlupa

Published July 4, 2022, 8:14 AM

by Jonathan Hicap

Muntinlupa residents suffered from the absence of a water service for more than 24 hours as Maynilad Water Services implemented water service interruption (WSI) in nine barangays.

Maynilad cut off water service starting at 10 p.m. on July 2. By 1 a.m. on July 4, Muntinlupa residents still had no water, or for about 27 hours.

Maynilad’s Putatan Water Treatment Plant in Barangay Putatan, Muntinlupa (Photo from Google Maps)

Last June 27, Maynilad posted on its Facebook page that “our customers in portions of Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Bacoor, and Imus City will experience water interruption within a specific number of hours between July 2, 2022 and July 4, 2022 due to facility maintenance at the Putatan Pump Station in Muntinlupa City.”

The advisory stated that customers in Muntinlupa’s nine barangays would have no water from 10 p.m. of July 2 to 10 p.m. of July 3.

But the water service interruption lasted for more than 24 hours, angering customers.

This is the latest water service interruption that Muntinlupa residents have suffered from Maynilad.

Maynilad has implemented almost daily water service interruptions, affecting thousands of customers in Muntinlupa and other areas.

The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System-Regulatory Office (MWSS-RO) imposed a financial penalty of P63.97 million on Maynilad last February for implementing WSI in the supply zone of the Putatan Water Treatment Plant from December 2021 to February 2022.

MWSS-RO said the penalty was imposed on Maynilad after the company “failed to meet its Service Obligation of ensuring the availability of an uninterrupted 24 hour supply of water at seven (7) pounds per square inch (psi) minimum pressure to all connected Customers in its Service Area.”