THE Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) has announced an extension of services to the consumers as an economic relief in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in a press conference on Friday, March 20, 2020 held at Yello Hotel.
MCWD board chairman Jose Daluz III announced that there is a five percent discount on the actual monthly consumption up to 20 cubic meters.
There is also a 60-day payment extension, and there will be no water service interruption or disconnection for all the consumers except in emergency cases plus another extension, which the consumers need to pay the late payments within 30 days, for a total of 90 days’ extension, according to Daluz.
Daluz also said the MCWD will provide 20 water trucks to the areas with low to no water supply starting next week.
Daluz said the MCWD board of directors recently approved and passed resolutions for the MCWD Water Sourcing Strategy Plan. These resolutions direct the management of MCWD to bid out desalinated seawater projects for Mactan Island, Mandaue City and Talisay City.
Board Resolution No. 03-031-2020, the Mactan Sourcing Plan, seeks the provision of a total of 100 MLD (million liters per day) of water for Babag, Lapu-Lapu City, Punta Engaño, Marigondon and Cordova.
Resolution No. 03-032-2020 for Mandaue City seeks a total of 35 MLD for the areas in Looc, Mandaue City, Opao and Guizo.
Resolution No. 03-33-2020 for Talisay City seeks a total of 15 MLD to be injected in Dumlog and Pooc.
The MCWD will also implement a four-day work week with 10 hours of work per day starting March 23, 2020 in support of Covid-19 containment efforts.
Daluz clarified that the frontliners of its office will still accept transactions Monday to Friday, and a rotation of work employees will also be implemented.
MCWD assures the public that it’s business as usual.
There will be a skeletal workforce assigned so as not to hamper the delivery of public services. (JCT)