MANILA, Aug. 10 (PNA) – Due to the scheduled water service interruptions in the cities of Makati and Muntilupa this week, local officials will provide water tankers to supply water for the residents and stakeholders.
In Makati, Acting Mayor Romulo V. Pena Jr. has created “Kidlat Task Force: Tubig sa Palanan” to avert the possible effects of water interruption on the city’s residents.
The Maynilad Water Services recently announced that there will be water interruption on Aug. 10 to 12 at Barangay Palanan from 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. because of periodical maintenance in the said area. Likewise, on Aug. 17 to 18, from 5 a.m. onwards, Barangays Bangkal, Pio del Pilar, San Isidro and Palanan will experience the same.
Peña said the Task Force aims to lessen the impact of such disconnection, considering that Palanan is a densely populated area.
“We would like to alleviate the burden of affected residents as much as possible for the duration of the Maynilad maintenance works. Our task force teams will be going around the affected areas to distribute safe drinking water for the safety and convenience of residents and stakeholders,” Peña said.
Peña said the Task Force is divided into two teams, with the first team assigned to deliver water for daily use with nine trucks moving around the barangay for distribution.
The second team will be in-charge of potable drinking water utilizing eight trucks for collection and distribution of water containers in the specific areas in Palanan.
Meanwhile, the local government of Muntinlupa coordinated with Maynilad Water Services Inc., requesting for additional water tankers to supply provision across the city.
Mayor Jaime Fresnedi asked for supplementary water supply from the company during the duration of the service interruption for the convenience of locals.
He also ordered the city’s Motorpool Office, responsible for water delivery service, to augment water rationing to areas affected by the disruption of water supply from Maynilad.
However, patients admitted to the local hospital institution, Ospital ng Muntinlupa (OsMun) need not to worry in the water service interruption for it houses its own water supply and may not be affected.
OsMun director Dr. Edwin Dimatatac said they have ample water supply and further explained they will utilize reverse osmosis to process water in case of need.
Public Information Office chief Tez Navarro said prior to the scheduled service interruption, the city government ordered barangay officials, homeowners association officials, community and church leaders to disseminate information on the water supply interruption and encourage everyone to store enough water. (PNA)