The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration urged residents of Metro Manila to start practicing water conservation measures ahead of the dry season as the water level at Angat Dam in Bulacan remains below its standard level.
As of 6 a.m. on February 24, Angat Dam’s water level was at 202.08 meters, below its normal high of 212 meters and normal operating level of 210 meters.
The state weather bureau has not officially declared the start of the dry season in areas under Type I Climate, which includes Metro Manila.
On June 29 last year, the water supply at Angat Dam – Metro Manila’s main source of potable water – fell to 157.96 meters, below its critical level of 160 meters. The country experienced less rain and tropical cyclones in 2018 up to mid-2019 due to the El Niño phenomenon.