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GMA vows to help solve Metro Manila’s water woes

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House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Friday vowed to help ease the water crisis in the east zone of Metro Manila that is being serviced by Manila Water.

The Speaker led the opening of the cross border pipe at the corner of West avenue corner Bulacan St., in Quezon City today to enable Maynilad Water to give water to Manila Water.

“After we open, it’s gonna flow now to the other side,” Arroyo said.

Maynilad Water president Ramon Fernandez said the cross border pipe is the fastest way to transfer water from West Zone to East Zone.

He said the other points will require minor laying unlike the one on Bulacan Street which only needs the opening of the valve.

With the opening, some 10 million liters of water per day will immediately flow to the East Zone.

Arroyo had earlier held a briefing with MWSS officials to determine the extent of the problem in the East Zone.

Fernandez said the opening of the cross border pipe is their way of helping Manila Water to cope with the water problem in its area.

“Ito pong linya na ito Maynilad line na magbibigay po sa Manila Water. Nagkataon lang po na may kaunting surplus sa Maynilad ito itutulong namin sa Manila Water,” he said.

The water crisis in the east zone is reportedly due to the increased demand of its consumers which is more than what Manila Water can deliver.

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