After four days (January 10-14) in Talibon, Bohol (northern side), the MWSS volunteers, led by Engr. Jose Escoto, Department Manager, Field Operations Management, traveled 95 kilometers (northern side) wheeling with them the MWSS’ mobile water treatment plant to the Municipality of Alburquerque (western side), Bohol.

They arrived in Alburquerque on January 15, 2022, where Typhoon Odette has displaced 2,841 families and impacted 8,523 people. Local residents obtain their drinking water from contaminated sources and store it in filthy plastic containers. The team had to clean and disinfect the containers to ensure that the water dispensed was drinkable.

In Alburquerque, about 15,000 liters is treated and given to the people who live in the nearby barangays.  .Due to the surge of COVID infections in the area, daily priority of the team is the supply of potable water to the Rural Health Unit and the refilling of 3 static tanks with 1,500 liter capacity.

In Talibon, potable water supplied to beneficiary barangays per day averaged – –

21,300 liter containers; 4 sorties of water tank with 2,000 liters capacity and 2 static tanks refilling.

The Bohol Provincial Disaster and Risk Reduction Office has requested the MWSS team to stay and continue providing potable water to the heavily damaged municipalities, particularly where power supply is still down and water supply systems still unrestored.

MWSS Team in Bohol:  Engr. Jose Escoto, Wilson Baluca, Joseph Ganafiel Burdeos, Ramil Ochavillo, Willie De Guzman, Wilfredo Gonzales, Cenon Ordoña