Barangay officials of Poblacion, Compostela headed by Barangay Captain Rolando Rosal (2nd, right) accept the drums and assorted seedlings donated by the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) represented by its officials, Ms. Edna A. Inocando (left) and Engr. John Neville Macabinta (2nd, left).
The Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) donated used drums to Barangay Busay, Cebu City; Poblacion, Compostela and Pilipog, Cordova, which they can use to store during summer and when there is scheduled water service interruptions.
Each barangay received five water storage drums that can store up to 200 liters of water per drum or a total of 1 cubic meter when combined.
“These drums can be used and are safe for storing drinking water as these were designed with an easy-open cover and a faucet can be easily installed if needed,” MCWD Corporate Planning Department head Engr. John Neville Macabina said to the barangay officials.
It is MCWD’s long-time advocacy for people to store water and use it only when necessary especially now that warm days are here.
As of April, MCWD has an average total daily production of 240,000 cubic meters of water per day that serves 201, 696 service connections.
Aside from the drums, the water district likewise donated 200 assorted seedlings to each of the said barangays whose nurseries maintained were destroyed because of the typhoons that hit Cebu in the previous months.
Since tree planting is part of their programs, MCWD offered to provide them fruit-bearing and forest trees that they can plant to replace the trees uprooted by strong winds brought about by the calamities.
The barangay captains each expressed their appreciation to MCWD for they were chosen as recipients of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program.