A 2-cubic meter capacity water tank is donated by the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) represented by Public Information Division Manager Edna A. Inocando (1st, left) and Acting Corporate Planning Department Manager Engr. John Neville Macabinta (2nd, left) to the Mandaue City Comprehensive National High School represented by its School Principal, Marilou Mabansag (2nd, right) and Night High School Principal Jomar Caborog.

To ensure that water is available for students once the face-to-face classes resume, the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) donated a water tank to the Mandaue City Comprehensive National High School in Barangay Looc, Mandaue City.

The 2-cubic meter capacity water tank that can store up to 2,000 liters of water per day will serve as water storage at the Annex Building of the said school which has a population of around 6,000 students.

This effort is part of the water district’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program in which activities are geared towards water conservation.

Engr. John Neville Macabinta, who represented MCWD on behalf of Acting General Manager Engr. Stephen D. Yee, said MCWD is committed to give back to the community where it is doing its service.

“MCWD is willing to support and provide assistance to public schools in barangays with intermittent water supply,” Macabinta said.

He further said that with donated tank, the school can now store more water during off peak hours.

Prior to the donation of the water tank, MCWD sent its technical personnel to inspect the availability of water inside the school premises considering that the barangay is one of the areas classified as suspended by MCWD due to the limited water supply.

In suspended areas, MCWD temporarily hold the installation of new service connections and will only be lifted when the water supply is stabilized.

To address this issue, MCWD continues to work on its water sourcing project that includes seawater desalination to augment the water supply in areas experiencing low pressure to no water.