Mactan Rock offers free water to El Niño affected families
By Doris C. Bongcac, Cebu Daily News | March 9, 2019
CEBU CITY, Philippines – Prepare your water containers.
Starting next week, Cebuanos can already fetch potable water for free at any of the desalination plants operated by Mactan Rock Industries, Inc. in Cebu and other parts of the country, said Antonio Tompar, company president and chief executive officer.
Tompar said the water that they distribute is purified and may be used for bathing and drinking.
In Cebu City, their desalination plant located in Barangay Mabolo produces at least 3, 000 cubic meters of water per day, of which 300 cubic meters is considered as excess production.
Another desalination plant in the City is located near the Blessed Sacrament Church in Barangay Tejero, said Tompar.
He said that starting Tuesday or Wednesday next week, residents in these areas can already bring their pails and other water containers and line up at their desalination plants to ask for free water from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. or 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Cebuanos can even knock on their gates late at night to ask for free water in case of emergencies.
But the final schedule of their water distribution will be known after he calls for a meeting with his plant in-charge on Monday to discuss their preparations for their free water offerings to the Cebuanos.
Even Local Government Units could make arrangements with his office so they can bring trucks to their plants, especially at night, to collect water which the LGUs could ration to barangays that are affected by low to no water pressure as a result of the El Niño phenomenon.
Read original: Cebu Daily News