There have been countless times when we watch TV and see ads on stopping water leaks, on becoming a more responsible water user, and better managing this exhaustible water supply. We incur the greatest problem of not being able to appreciate just how severe the issue has reached, and to what extent is the real situation that we are currently facing.
One vital example would be Angat Dam in the Philippines. This dam currently supplies water to 97% of Metro Manila, the largest metropolis in the Philippines with a population of 15 million. The dam is also designed to provide 240 megawatts of power (200 megawatts main, 40 megawatts auxiliary), and provide water to 30,000 farms. It is 65,000 hectares in size, with 2,200 hectares as the dam itself, and the rest, its watershed, collecting rain water, its only source of water, to provide the public with their need.
During summer the Dam has severely reduced in water, and this might have been happening for quite some time now. The dam, perhaps, was not designed for the population of the metropolis, but more importantly, the dam is suffering from a seeming water deficit, as it continually goes lower, waiting for rain.