CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan — The continuous rains brought by the southwest monsoon has brought the water elevation of Angat Dam to rise on Monday morning (Aug. 26) above its minimum operating level of 180 meters.
Monitoring by the provincial disaster risk reduction management office of Bulacan showed that as of 8:00 a.m. Monday, the dam’s water level has reached 180.07 meters.
As this developed, Sevillo David Jr., executive director of the National Water Resources Board (NWRB), told RONDA Balita Online in a text message that “there will be a slight adjustment in allocation for water supply and irrigation starting September 1.”
The water supply for domestic use of Metro Manila residents will be slightly increased from 36 cubic meters per second (cms) to 40 cms while Bulacan farmlands will be given water allocation for irrigation purpose up to 30 cms.
The normal water allocation for Metro Manila’s domestic consumption is 48 cms.
Earlier, the NWRB has cut down the water allocation for Metro Manila’s domestic consumption to 36 cms when the dam’s water elevation has gone down to its critical level of 160 meter that eventually led to the water service rotational interruptions in the different places of the city, while irrigation supply to farmlands in Bulacan and some parts of Pampanga were totally suspended when the dam’s water level has gone down the 180 meter level.
Meanwhile, the water elevations of Ipo and Bustos Dams were monitored a little over its spilling levels.
Ipo Dam water elevation was monitored at 101.04 meters or four millimeters above its spilling level of 101.00 meters while Bustos Dam water elevation has reached 17.57 meter or seven millimeters over its spilling level of 17.50 meter. (RONDA Balita Online)