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Residents fetch water from a community water well to wash clothes, bathe in Barangay Old Capitol, Quezon City, on March 21, 2023.
The campaign wants to avoid a repeat of the 2019 crisis, where thousands of Metro Manila residents suffered from water shortage
MANILA, Philippines – If a government office with millions worth of water bill halved its consumption, thousands of households in Metro Manila will have water.
“The top 10 government facilities in NCR (National Capital Region) consume a total of 20 million liters of water per day (mld),” Environment Undersecretary Carlos Primo David told Rappler in a message on Tuesday, July 11.
“If we are able to save half of their water consumption (10 mld), this volume can supply at least 10,000 to 20,000 households,” he added.
David did a rough estimate during a press briefing on Tuesday, Julu 11. Just halving the consumption of government offices would already be a big help to secure the water supply of many Metro Manila households and families, he said.