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, flood water, even saltwater -- into potable water and has the capacity to 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 help provide potable water to families affected by Typhoon Odette which devastated Visayas, parts of Mindanao and Palawan recently, Manila Water readily deployed two (2) mobile treatment plants (MTP) complemented by several water tankers to Cebu and Bohol. One MTP was sent to Liloan, Cebu and the other will be brought to Inabanga, Bohol. The MTP’s are expected to augment the much-needed supply of clean water to the typhoon-stricken communities. The water tankers will help bring water from the MTP’s to various barangays and nearby towns.
Responding to the urgent needs of communities greatly affected by Typhoon Odette, Manila Water Foundation and its partners immediately turned over much-needed drinking water and hygiene products for deployment to displaced families in Cebu. In coordination with the Philippine Coast Guard, Manila Water Foundation sent 500 units of 5-gallon Healthy & Pure drinking water and 75 cases of hygiene products donated by P&G Safeguard Philippines. This is the first of its series of deployments for those affected by the calamity.
In the recently concluded Ease of Doing Business Summit organized by the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA), Manila Water was presented with the award for “Doing Business, Competitiveness Ranking Mover - Dealing with Construction Permits (DWCP)” category. This is in recognition of the company’s efficient stakeholder engagement with local government units, particularly the Quezon City government, in aiding customers in securing construction permits related to new water service applications.
In recognition of its commitment to excellence, Manila Water was recently awarded as Client of the Year by FIDIC, or the International Federation of Consulting Engineers, in its 2021 Contract Users’ Awards. In the announcement posted on its website, FIDIC cited that “(t)he judges were impressed that the project highlighted a number of wider benefits such as capacity building and that the client had demonstrated its commitment to a wider use of FIDIC contracts in future, including the newer versions.” This is the first time that the Client of the Year category was included in the three-year old FIDIC Contract Users’ Awards.