Manila Water, the east zone concessionaire, has begun necessary preparations to ensure the availability of its service amid the expected onslaught of Tropical Cyclone Mawar (international name) this weekend.
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This, after the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) forecasted the super typhoon to bring heavy rains and strong winds in Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon. It will be given the local name “Betty” once it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) either on Friday night, May 26, or Saturday morning, May 27, according to the state weather bureau.
“Manila Water has prompted all its operations teams to undertake proactive measures to ensure 24/7 water supply to its customers and minimal to no damage to its facilities in worst-case scenarios,” Manila Water said.
The Manila Water noted that its officers were already in position to monitor its facilities including water and wastewater treatment plants, and service areas. Generators were also set to guarantee continued operations in case of power outage, it added.
“Ensuring that water service will continue in times of emergency and disaster also means lives are valued and protected. Aside from these preparations, rest assured that we are also persistently working with the government to provide all the help we can give to mitigate and minimize the expected effects of the coming typhoon,” said Jeric Sevilla, group director of the Manila Water’s Corporate Communication Affairs.
The Manila Water also encouraged the public to report any issues on water supply that they might encounter through their customer service hotline 1627. (Nicole Magmanlac)