Should the need arises, the Armed Forces of the Philippines can provide troops and other assets to assist with the distribution of water from the source to the recipients, a military officer said Wednesday.
“In the case of the perceived water shortage, if distribution and transportation of water is the problem, the AFP can step in and deploy troops and vehicles,” said Col. Noel Detoyato, AFP public affairs office chief.
Manila Water on Sunday released an updated list of areas in some parts of the National Capital Region and nearby provinces that will have little to no water supply in the coming days.
The company said the water supply interruptions were being caused by the operational adjustments they were conducting to address the continuous decline of the water level at La Mesa Dam.
Manila Water said service interruption may persist until the rains come and raise water level at the dam to normal.