Almost a month since the MWSS deployed its team of engineers and volunteers with its mobile water treatment plant (MWTP) in Bohol, 324,600 liters of drinking water has been distributed to the municipalities of Talibon, Alburquerque and Loay.
The MWSS’ MWTP is capable of treating and converting any type of raw water into potable water. It can produce up to 4,000 liters of drinkable water per hour and can operate up to 12 hours daily. MWSS team of volunteers who traveled to the Visayas is led by Engr. Jose Escoto, Department Manager, Field Operations Management of MWSS. Accompanying him are Engr. Wilson Baluca, Engr. Joseph Burdeos, Mr. Wilfredo Gonzales, Mr. Ramil Ochavillo, Mr. Willie De Guzman, and Mr. Cenon Ordoña.
On the request of Bohol Governor Arthur Yap, MWSS Administrator Cleofas extended the deployment of the MWTP for another month, and for barangays that cannot be serviced by the MWTP due to power supply issues, 24,000 gallons donated by Luzon Clean Water Corporation was arranged to be transported by the Philippine Navy.