Continuing its efforts on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Manila Water Foundation (MWF) deployed drinking water and hygiene kits to public hospitals’ frontliners, local government units, police personnel and quarantined university students as the enhanced community quarantine remains to take effect in the country
Manila Water assures its customers in the East Zone that water supply is sufficient even amid the threat of COVID-19. This is due mainly to the augmentation sources the company has started putting in place beginning last year, such as the Cardona Water Treatment Plant in Rizal and deep wells, as well as non-revenue-water recovery. Skeleton workforces are also on duty at every water supply and wastewater facility to ensure that service delivery remains unhampered.
To help fight the COVID-19 pandemic that has reached the Philippines, Manila Water Foundation (MWF) turned over 1,800 hygiene packages to three cities and two towns in NCR and Rizal on March 20. The local government units of Quezon City, Marikina City, Pasig City, Municipality of Pateros and Cainta, Rizal which remain to be the hardest hit areas of the respiratory disease, received Healthy Family Purified Drinking Water bottles, hand towels, Safeguard bar soaps and MWF info-educational materials that teach proper handwashing. The hygiene kits will be distributed to Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams, police and military personnel and other local frontliners who are working towards containing the respiratory disease in their respective areas.