Water Shortage In Manila

Thursday, February 25, 2010

It looks like the inevitable happened. There is a looming water shortage in the Philippines and currently they are already rationing water supplies in some parts of Visayas and Mindanao. I wonder what led to this mess aside from the EL NINO phenomenon. Way back then, it was already a big joke if you tell people that we will pay for bottled water. It was such a preposterous idea but look at us now... even kids nowadays do not drink straight from the faucet because of the dangers concerning its potability.

My brother got stomach ache his whole stay here 2 years ago because he just had ice that was made with water off the faucet which would mean there is already something wrong with it. It does not seem to be getting better every day. If in a few months and we do not get rain in the La Mesa Water shed which supplies around 80 percent of our drinking water in Manila then it would mean disaster to all of us. I wonder what the government is doing aside from rationing, people need to do cloud seeding and stuff like that to start rain as soon as possible. I don't know where we are going to end up now that we have this problem with water. This was supposed to be a joke a few years ago and look at us now. Even electricity is going to be scarce. We should get something sourced now through NUCLEAR or Hydroelectric or solar since we are in a tropical climate. Someone should think about this and do some measures now before its too late!


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