Manila water crisis

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I have been seeing quite a few articles regarding the ongoing shortage of water in Manila.  It sounds like a permanent solution is going to take a lot of time and money.  Wondering if any of the members here have been impacted by the shortage?

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We have no water from 5pm to 7am everyday, first time in 8 years this has happened there is enough water in the pipe network to keep the wc filled up just takes around 10 mins for it to fill, we have bought some water containers and filled them, but to be honest we water the garden, shower and cook now before 5pm, so apart from the early shower, it's not really causing us any drama

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What would happen If there were to be a large fire in metro Manila during those times?

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2 hours ago, Old55 said:

What would happen If there were to be a large fire in metro Manila during those times?

It would probably get bigger. Apparently, they have not upgraded the system since the 80s even with the significant rise in population.

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7 hours ago, Old55 said:

What would happen If there were to be a large fire in metro Manila during those times?

:rain_80_anim_gif:The Catholic Bishops would put out the call for their parishioners to pray! 

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7 hours ago, Mick said:

We have no water from 5pm to 7am everyday, first time in 8 years this has happened there is enough water in the pipe network to keep the wc filled up just takes around 10 mins for it to fill, we have bought some water containers and filled them, but to be honest we water the garden, shower and cook now before 5pm, so apart from the early shower, it's not really causing us any drama

Luckily I live in a subdivision with their own water supply. They pump deep groundwater to a water tower. The only time problems arise is if a Typhoon hits and electricity goes out for 3 or more days.:tongue: 

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When asbestos was banned in the United States, an American company with a huge stockpile of water pipes produced with asbestos sold them to the Philippines. The American company then promptly went out of business. The water company and government declared the pipes to be safe and has never replaced them. As a precaution, we brought spring water from the family farm for drinking and cooking. There was also an artesian well installed for bathing and washing clothes. Because the connection to the municipal water remained, a funny thing happened. My father noticed that the water pump was running at night. Further investigation revealed that our water pressure was higher so our artesian was feeding water to the municipal system. The solution was to install a 1,000 gallons holding tank and cut-off from the government water source.

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Its heaving down in davao today , perhaps they need some kind of water grid system

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