December 14, 2017
Maynilad to start emergency leak repair along McArthur Highway in Valenzuela City; public advised to expect heavy traffic and possible service interruption
Beginning tomorrow, December 15, 2017 (Friday), Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) will implement emergency repair works on its 750mm-diameter primary line along McArthur Highway near corner J.C. Santos Street in Valenzuela City.
During this period, the two south-bound lanes along McArthur Highway near corner C.J. Santos Street will be closed to traffic. To help ease traffic flow, one lane on the north-bound side will be made available for counter-flow traffic, to accommodate vehicles going south toward Monumento. Motorists are also encouraged to take alternate routes.
As a result of these emergency repair works, some Maynilad customers in Valenzuela City will temporarily experience low water pressure to no water supply beginning 5 a.m. of December 15 (Friday) until further notice. Below are the barangays in Valenzuela City that will be affected by the service interruption:
- Barangay Marulas
- Barangay Gen. T. De Leon
- Barangay Karuhatan
- Barangay Malinta
- Barangay Maysan
The specific time of service resumption will be determined once Maynilad’s technical teams have exposed the leaking pipe and assessed the extent of the damage. For the meantime, the company will be deploying 20 tankers to deliver potable water to the affected areas. Customers may call the Maynilad Hotline 1626 to request for water tanker delivery.
Maynilad shall provide regular updates on the progress of the repair works so affected customers will be informed of developments.
“We are constrained to do the repairs immediately, as delaying it may cause bigger problems, such as low water pressure to more customers or the possible collapse of the road portion where the pipe is leaking,” said Maynilad’s Water Supply Operations head, Engr. Ronaldo Padua. “We apologize to our customers for this inconvenience, and we wish to assure them that we are working hard to complete this activity at the soonest time possible.”
Maynilad is closely coordinating with local officials and the Traffic Management Office of Valenzuela City to manage traffic flow along the project area.
To help ensure public safety, work sites will be fully enclosed by board-up barricades, with appropriate lighting and traffic/warning signs. Motorists and pedestrians passing through the area are also reminded to strictly observe traffic rules and road safety regulations.