Iloilo City gets 20 handwashing stations

Photo from Iloilo City Government

METRO Pacific Iloilo Water (MPIW) turned over to the Iloilo City Government on Tuesday, January 19, 20 handwashing facilities for barangays, health centers, and public markets.

MPIW initiated the campaign that aims to provide Ilonggos with further access to clean water for handwashing and sanitation facilities.

MPIW, a joint venture company of Metro Pacific Water (MPW) and Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD), launched Tatap Ilonggo, a community sustainability program in partnership with City Government.

To complement this initiative is information, education, and communication (IEC) lecture series entitled "Tatap Ilonggo Awareness Campaign."

The IEC drive will be administered to various barangays and schools to raise awareness on water conservation, sanitation, and the importance of personal hygiene and handwashing.

Mayor Jerry Treñas is thankful for MPIW's support on the establishment of handwashing stations and its participation in information campaign on Covid-19, which highlights importance of proper sanitation and hygiene.

Tatap Ilonggo also intends to provide water to low pressure areas and local government unit beneficiaries through the deployment of water tanker trucks.

Target areas include quarantine facilities to ensure a stable supply of clean, potable water to frontliners and health workers apart from MPIW's current service areas.

"We declare our unwavering support to the City of Iloilo by providing communities with clean and safe water," MPIW COO Ben Mañosca said.

"We will also continue to ensure reliable water supply by deploying water tankers, installing water supply stations in quarantine facilities and various billeting centers for Covid-19 front liners, and putting up handwashing facilities in public markets and schools with proper handwashing infographics," he added.

Metro Pacific Water and its subsidiaries in Iloilo continue to prioritize the safety and wellbeing of Ilonggos in their fight against Covid-19 through its corporate sustainability and relief efforts. (PR)


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