MAYNILAD Water Services, Inc., the Metro Manila west zone water supplier, is deploying mobile water treatment plants in Cebu and Bohol, two of the provinces affected by typhoon Odette, internationally known as Rai.

Each mobile equipment, capable of processing water from rivers or floodwater, can produce 43,000 gallons per day, enough to meet the drinking water requirement of 80,000 people, the company said in a statement on Thursday.

Maynilad also said it earlier donated P6.5 million cash aid for typhoon survivors through the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation and One Meralco Foundation. It also sent around 10,000 bottled water to the provinces of Cebu, Bohol, Palawan and Surigao del Norte. 

“We are sending potable water to address the immediate need for it, but we will also extend sustainable support so these provinces can work toward full rehabilitation,” Maynilad President and Chief Executive Officer Ramoncito S. Fernandez said.  

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