MCWD’s mobile siphon tank now fully operational
CEBU CITY, Philippines – The mobile siphon tank of the Metro Cebu Water District (MCWD) is now fully operational with a capacity to produce 1,200 cubic meters of water per day.
But the water that it produces is not fit for drinking, said Charmain Rodriguez-Kara, MCWD’s Community Relations and External Affairs Department head.
“Since these tankers and containers are not of food grade standards, consumers of the water are advised not to drink it,” MCWD said in a press release this morning, April 20.
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The MCWD press release said that its mobile siphon tank is now deployed in the city’s mountain barangays to especially serve residents of Barangays Taptap, Adlaon, Babag, Sirao, Malubog and Pung-ol who are affected by the El Niño phenomenon.
Owners of water tankers or private individuals with water containers may get their supply from 9a.m. to 4p.m. daily.
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MCWD’s mobile siphon tank was earlier deployed at the river in Barangay Buot earlier this month “to answer the water needs of residents in the upland barangays whose water sources were affected by the El Niño phenomenon.”
The siphon tank was also used in Bantayan town in Bantayan Island and in Cebu City’s mountain barangays during the aftermath of Super Typhoon Yolanda in 2013. The equipment is capable of treating surface water into potable water, said the MCWD press statement.
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