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Mactan Rock offers free water amid pandemic

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BULK water supplier Mactan Rock Industries Inc. (MRII) is preparing its plants to distribute free water to Cebuanos especially during the coronavirus pandemic and the looming El Niño this summer.

"We are giving water to those who have no access to water, especially those living in depressed areas to help them battle the coronavirus disease or Covid-19," said Antonio P. Tompar, MRII chairman and CEO.

The Department of Health (DOH) has been advising about frequent hand washing as part of everyone's hygiene regimen to fight Covid-19. But Cebu's water problem, with some areas experiencing low to no water supply, has made this simple act seemed impossible.

"The threats of the coronavirus have made it clear how important water is. That is why we are helping the government in this fight by offering our water," Tompar said.

Cebuanos can bring their pails or containers to MRII or Aquapure plants in Cebu City located in Perpetual Valley, Labangon; Sitio Greenfields, Banilad; Tabucanal, Pardo; and Punta Princesa; M Lhuillier and Whitegold in Tejero; and in Yati, Liloan; MRII desalination plants in Lapu-Lapu City such as in Vistamar Beach Resort and Country Club, Suba Masulog, Suba Basbas, and Coral Point in Punta Engaño.

MRII is also making arrangements with its clients such as Waterfront Cebu City Hotel, Gaisano Grand Tabunok, Gaisano Talamban, Gaisano Mandaue, and Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu to allow people to get water from their plants at a specified time.

LGUs who want to avail of this free water will have to make arrangements with the MRII office through phone (032) 414-1483 or (032) 283-4354.

Affordable water

More supply of safe and affordable people is coming up for Cebu as MRII is readying 10,000 cmd good for 20T households in Lapu-Lapu City and Cordova with the help of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD), Mactan Electric Company (Meco), Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard "Ahong" Chan, and Cordova Mayor Mary Therese Sitoy Cho.

"We are also making available excess water from our desalination plants to be infused to MCWD system in Metro Cebu at a lower price," Tompar said.

MRII is also working hard to finish its projects to be on line with the help of concerned LGUs like Compostela, Lapulapu City, and Cebu City.

"These projects can supply up to 30,000 households," Tompar added. (PR)


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