For several hours, a water pipe “leak” flooded a key road near Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) in eastern Metro Manila early Monday morning.
The incident, which local residents said occurred at about 4:45 a.m., slowed down early-morning traffic at the corner of EDSA and Connecticut Street in San Juan City.
“Ang tingin natin dito nagre-reduce tayo ng di peak hours, ngayon peak demand na, medyo naglakas tayo nag-maximize operation sa San Juan pumping. Baka sa pag-maximize nagkaroon ng pressure surge at nagkaroon ng leak (We usually reduce water supply during non-peak hours. But when we started maximizing pressure when demand peaked, there was a pressure surge and the pipe leaked),” Manila Water spokesman Jeric Sevilla said in an interview on dzBB radio.