Maynilad advises customers to store water safely for Holy Week Water Interruption
April 08, 2014
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad
Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) is reminding its customers to store enough
water for the Holy Week water service interruption that will be triggered by
the flood control project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
The DPWH project will cause three-day,
two-day and one-day water service interruptions in parts of Imus, Kawit,
Makati, Malabon, Manila, Navotas, Pasay and South Caloocan; and the whole of
Bacoor, Cavite City, Las Pinas, Muntinlupa, Noveleta and Paranaque, from Holy
Wednesday (April 16) to Black Saturday (April
19). For the complete list of affected
areas, visit www.mayniladwater.com.ph/news_center.php.
To ensure that its affected customers
have enough safe water during the scheduled interruption, Maynilad is providing
the following tips on how to store water safely:
- As much as possible,
store water in containers that have covers. Water stored in open
containers should be used within one or two days. Boil the water if
intended for drinking or cooking.
- Store water in
multiple containers, large and small.
Drinking water should be stored in clean and disinfected containers
that can be firmly closed.
- Light and warmth
promote algae and bacteria growth, so store containers in a cool, dry
place away from direct sunlight.
- Water stored in
plastic containers should be kept away from gasoline, kerosene, pesticides
or similar substances because vapors from these products can penetrate
- Never store water in
containers that were previously used to store toxic substances.
- Freeze water for
additional supply during the water service interruption. Once melted, the
ice can be used for cooking or drinking.
- To avoid water
contamination, clean cisterns, drums and overhead tanks before filling
them with water.
- Empty household bleach
bottles can be used to store water for cleaning.
- Use clean food-grade
containers to store water for cooking and drinking.
- Disinfected plastic
soda bottles, glass canning jars and juice bottles can be used to store water
for drinking and cooking.
For further information regarding the
Holy Week water service interruption, affected customers may call the Maynilad