MANILA Water has deployed one of its mobile treatment plants (MTP) to Siargao to provide potable water to communities severely affected by super typhoon Odette.
The MTP can treat and convert any type of raw water — river water, floodwater, even saltwater — into potable water and can yield 1,500 to 3,000 liters of drinkable water per hour. Apart from this, Manila Water also sent two water tankers that can deliver 10,000 liters of water per trip to the various areas of the province ravaged by the typhoon.
To date, almost 23,000 liters of water have already been distributed by the volunteer employees of Manila Water to more than 5,000 residents from 13 barangays of Siargao. The company is currently coordinating with government offices to bring another MTP and additional water tanker to further assist Siargao in its water supply needs.
Since December, Manila Water and its different operating units across the country have carried out relief operations for the disaster-stricken areas in Cebu, and Bohol in coordination with the local government units and partners from the private sector. Manila Water Foundation, the company’s social arm, has also prepared 3,700 units of five gallons of bottled water and more than 300 hygiene kits, most of which has been already received by the local partners for distribution to families in Cebu, Bohol, Siargao as well as in Dinagat Island, Southern Leyte and Palawan.