Following the impact of Typhoons Pepito, Quinta, Rolly and Ulysses, Manila Water Foundation continued to set out its disaster response initiatives, and deployed around 14,500 gallons of drinking water to severely affected communities in Metro Manila and other areas of Luzon.
Marikina Sports Center, known for hosting various local and international sports competitions, will soon serve as an emergency quarantine facility for the residents in the City. In partnership with P&G, Safeguard Philippines and Department of Health, two handwashing facilities were turned over to the Marikina City Government on October 29, to help ensure the safety of the frontliners, staff and patients who will use the quarantine facilities in the sports center.
In the spirit of bayanihan and to help alleviate the difficulties our customers are experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic compounded by effects of natural calamities, Manila Water decided to defer the implementation of the scheduled Php 2.00 rate adjustment for 2021. The adjustment due to consumer price index (CPI) or inflation is likewise deferred for next year.
Laguna Water, the leading water and wastewater services provider in Laguna, hatarted producing a reliable and cost-effective solution for water treatment and disinfection using salt as the main ingredient. Eliminating health and environmental risks, the company now creates its own sodium hypochlorite (chlorine) with MIOX Corporation's On-Site Sodium Hypochlorite Generator (OSHG). The on-site generated chlorine is proven to be an effective disinfectant which improves bacterial control thus providing better water quality while reducing capital and operation costs. This new process also ensures the health and safety of employees and as well lessen the company’s carbon footprint.
Manila Water Laboratory Services (MWLS) was recently acknowledged as a Laboratory of Excellence after rounds of proficiency testing by Waters ERA in August and September this year, with results based on comparison with over 300 laboratories across the globe. To support its certifications and accreditations from relevant agencies, MWLS sought this latest recognition as validation that its methods and processes pass world-class standards to ensure that the water that reaches customers’ water meter is clean and safe to drink and wastewater effluent remains safe to support biological life in rivers and waterways.