IN THE KNOW: Risks of groundwater extraction

Since 2015, groundwater extraction has been prohibited throughout Metro Manila and certain parts of Bulacan and Cavite provinces, in anticipation of the rise in illegal construction of deep wells during dry spells.   In its latest contingency plan to ease the water shortage in the metropolis, however, the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) has temporarily allowed the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System to use its existing deep wells to augment water supply for its two concessionaires for the duration of El Nio.   The NWRB, which coordinates and regulates all water-related activities in the country, also plans to temporarily reopen deep wells that were pre...Keep on reading: IN THE KNOW: Risks of groundwater extraction

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