Rizal residents cope with water shortage

Published March 13, 2019, 5:53 PM

by AJ Siytangco

By Nel Andrade

RIZAL Province – Residents affected by the water shortage brought about by the water supply reduction are still coping with the temporary shortage by finding ways to make do with their stocks.

In some villages in Taytay, here, residents have to be ready to store water as Manila Water announced that residents of Barangays Dolores, San Isidro, San Juan, and Muzon will have no water from 10 a.m. up to 6 a.m. the following day starting March 14.

Mayor Joric Gacula said in the past few days residents in shortage affected areas in the town, have managed to survive the scarcity of water supply coming from Manila Water by finding ways to save water, but March 14 will be a different thing as the water concessionaire has announced another water rationing schedule for residents.

There will be no water in the lower area of the town from 5 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following day starting March 14, particularly at Barangay Dolores, San Isidro, San Juan, Muzon and Sta. Ana.

At the Department of Education-Rizal Division Office located at Hilltop here, the supply of water seized starting at around noon Wednesday. Even with the water shortage, the DepEd-Rizal office has not received any report from public schools in the province about the shortage of water in their respective areas.

In Antipolo City, the City Division of Department of Education has also not received any report from the schools in the city if there was shortage of water in their schools.

At the provincial government-managed hospitals, the past few days were normal in terms of water supply according to Rizal Provincial Health Office head, Dr. Iluminado Victoria.