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MWSS slaps Manila Water with P1.13B fine over supply crisis

The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System has fined Ayala-led Manila Water P1.134 billion for failure to provide 24/7 water supply to its consumers in violation of its concession agreement.

The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System has fined Ayala-led Manila Water P1.134 billion for failure to provide 24/7 water supply to its consumers in violation of its concession agreement.

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The penalty includes P534 million for inability to meet service obligations and P600 million for the development of a new water source for the east zone.

This was on top of the voluntary bill waiver Manila Water implemented for its consumers on April 1, which was estimated to cost around P500 million. All consumers affected will receive a waiver equivalent to the first 10 cubic meters of their March consumption which will be reflected in their April bills.

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Severely affected consumers of those who experienced absolutely no water service for at least seven days between March 6-31 will not be charged at all for their March consumption.

About half of Metro Manila’s over 10 million residents suffered severe water shortages in nearly 10 years, largely due to increasing demand, shrinking supply at the Angat water dam and the absence of new water sources.

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While the crisis has ebbed, the government and the private sector continue to look for immediate and long-term solutions to ensure efficient water supply.

MWSS slaps Manila Water with P1.13B fine over supply crisis

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The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System has fined Ayala-led Manila Water P1.134 billion for failure to provide 24/7 water supply to its consumers in violation of its concession agreement.

The penalty includes P534 million for inability to meet service obligations and P600 million for the development of a new water source for the east zone.

This was on top of the voluntary bill waiver Manila Water implemented for its consumers on April 1, which was estimated to cost around P500 million. All consumers affected will receive a waiver equivalent to the first 10 cubic meters of their March consumption which will be reflected in their April bills.

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Severely affected consumers of those who experienced absolutely no water service for at least seven days between March 6-31 will not be charged at all for their March consumption.

About half of Metro Manila’s over 10 million residents suffered severe water shortages in nearly 10 years, largely due to increasing demand, shrinking supply at the Angat water dam and the absence of new water sources.

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While the crisis has ebbed, the government and the private sector continue to look for immediate and long-term solutions to ensure efficient water supply.

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