Laguna Water helps thousands of people affected by Taal’s volcanic activity

During Taal’s volcanic activity, Laguna Water, along with its parent company, Manila Water, responded to the water needs of the affected communities in Batangas, Cavite, and Laguna.

Thousands of families who were affected by the recent activities of the Taal Volcano felt the care and love of Laguna Water, as the leading water and used water services company in Laguna provided them with safe, clean, and potable water.

Along with its mother company, Manila Water, Laguna Water reached out to those communities in need of potable water.

"There were nearly a million people affected by the Taal Volcano's eruption. After it spewed ashes, many residents living around Taal needed to evacuate and many experienced power outage and water service interruption," said Laguna Water General Manager and COO Shoebe Hazel Caong.

Learning the situation of the affected communities in Laguna and its nearby Provinces, Batangas and Cavite, Laguna Water and Manila Water did not hesitate to extend their help even though some of these places are outside their service areas.

On his Facebook account, Hon. Aidel

 Paul G. Belamide, Vice Mayor of Silang,Cavite, expressed his gratitude to Manila Water and Laguna Water for providing water to his constituents.

“Sa pamamagitan po ng Manila Water at Laguna Water, nakapagdala po tayo ng tubig sa Brgy. Pooc 1, Pooc 2, Tartaria, at Pasong Langka! Maraming Salamat, Manila Water at Laguna Water sa inyong kabutihang loob at pakikipagkapwa,” posted Hon. Belamide.

Laguna Water has been receiving requests from local government units, community leaders, and concerned citizens for water. With the help of its employee volunteers, the company create a schedule and priority areas for water distribution. Further, they also have a laboratory team who ensures the potability of water being distributed.

“We know how important water is to anyone, especially in times of disaster like this. Hence, we and Manila Water are willing to extend our help to those who need potable water. We are working closely with government officials to address the needs of our kababayans,” shared Ms. Caong.

Since January 13, Laguna Water and Manila Water have sent at least ten 10-cubic-meters water tankers to Batangas, Cavite, and Laguna. To date, a total of 914,000 liters of potable water has already been provided to around 9,500 families affected by Taal's volcanic activity.

This act of modern day bayanihan clearly shows that Laguna Water and Manila Water are true to their tagline, “Care in Every Drop”, as they really showed overwhelming concern to the Filipino people.

Laguna Water, a product of joint-venture agreement between the Provincial Government of Laguna and Manila Water Philippine Ventures, is the largest water and used water services provider in the Province catering more than 100,000 service connections.

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