Third party glitch caused pipeline burst in Edsa, Boni Avenue


A drilling accident by Awin Technology, MMDA’s contractor, caused Manila Water pipeline to burst along Edsa, Pioneer Boni Avenue Sunday, April 11.

Awin Technology is the third-party contractor of MMDA doing CCTV installation in the said location.

The incident slowed motorist due to flooding along Boni Avenue. It also affected 100,000 households in nearby barangays in Mandaluyong City, San Juan, Pasig, and Quezon City.

This is the sixth time the said contractor had damaged Manila Water pipes since last year (4 in 2020 and twice this year).

The damaged portion of the mainline was replaced by a new pipe which will be connected and sealed into the existing line. The 600-mm mainline was damaged Sunday evening, April 11, by AWIN Technology while installing CCTV network in the area.

Manila Water is coordinating with the contracting agency for sanctions and indemnities to be charged to their contractor, as well as to work together to avoid these incidents from happening again.

“We continue to work towards providing 24/7 water supply to all our customers and in these critical times of the pandemic, we cannot afford these incidents that interrupt our service, especially to hospitals. While we apologize for the inconvenience these has caused thousands of our customers, we are working non-stop to restore water service as soon as possible,” said Jeric Sevilla, Manila Water’s Group Head for Corporate Strategic Affairs,.

As of today, repair has been completed and pressure is slowly building up. Full restorations in affected barangays is expected at 6AM.

Updates regarding this incident are available on Manila Water’s social media pages and website.


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