MANILA (Updated 1:10 p.m.) -- The government on Tuesday allayed fears of water crisis after the Angat Dam management admitted that the supply of water at its reservoir is now only good for one month.

Sonny Coloma, a member of President Benigno Aquino III's Communications Group, said there is no water crisis yet and the government is studying all the possible solutions to the problem.

He said the public should not panic as the government is closely monitoring the situation.

"Pinag-aaralang mabuti ang sitwasyon. Inihahanda ang mga measures para matugunan ang problema sa supply ng tubig... Ang importante, alamin muna natin ang sitwasyon at mga resources available para matugunan," he said.

As of this posting Tuesday, Maynilad Water Service Inc. and Manila Water are doing cross-border sharing to ensure an adequate supply of water in all areas in Metro Manila.

Water rationing also continues in several areas in the metro, while the government is considering cloud seeding operations to induce rains over Angat Dam, where Maynilad sources its water.

The cloud seeding might be started this afternoon or Wednesday morning, but the government needs P3.2 million for the whole operations, said Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System acting chief Macra Cruz.

Cruz said they will use the airplanes of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) for the operations. The PAF earlier expressed willingness to help. (Sunnex)