Government better prepared for El Niño as it explores alternative sources of water – NRWB

The government is now better equipped to handle El Niño compared to previous occurrences, according to National Water Resources Board (NWRB) executive director Sevillo David Jr.

He mentioned that the government is currently focused on exploring alternative sources of water, such as the Kaliwa Dam and Marikina River, to augment the existing sources.

In an interview with The Chiefs, David highlighted that the private sector is involved in the development of these water sources, making them potential long-term solutions to water scarcity.

He also mentioned that previous projects have helped to cope with the anticipated dry spell.

David shared that Laguna De Bay currently provides around 450 million liters of water per day, which is being used in Putatan and Cardona.

He noted that this is different from the water shortage experienced in 2019 since Cardona was not yet operational at that time.

David believes that Cardona will be able to contribute to the water supply for Metro Manila by the end of this year.

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