Water in Cebu schools tested

Published June 3, 2018, 10:00 PM

by Mario Casayuran and Vanne Elaine Terrazola

By Calvin D. Cordova with CNU Intern Sharon Rose Flores

Cebu City — To ensure that the water in the city’s public schools is safe, the Metro Cebu Water District (MCWD) did a series of water-testing activities last Saturday.

The first test was done at the Banilad Elementary School.

MCWD will also check the quality of water in Talamban Elementary School, Lahug Elementary School, Guadalupe Elementary School, Abellana National High School ,City Central Elementary School, Labangon Elementary School, Basak Community School, Tisa II Elementary School, Pardo Elementary School, Tejero Elementary School, Talamban High School, Punta Princesa Elementary School, and Don Vicente Rama Elementary School.

MCWD spokesperson Charmaine Kara said the agency usually test the school’s water a week before the start of classes as part of the Brigada Eskwela program.

Kara said the inspection is necessary because faucets and pipes that had not been used for the last two months could develop leaks.

“Leaks could cause water contamination,” Kara said.

The annual water quality test will determine if the school’s pipelines after the meter, containers, tank and faucets are free of coliform bacteria.

Kara said MCWD chose these schools because of their huge student population.

MCWD will also accommodate request for water testing from school heads within its service areas that cover the cities of Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu and Talisay.