House probes Metro Manila water interruptions

/ 07:33 AM March 18, 2019
House probes Metro Manila water interruptions

Members of the House of Representatives look into the recent interruptions in water service in parts of Metro Manila. INQUIRER.NET / NOY MORCOSO

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives began on Monday its hearing into water service interruptions experienced in parts of the metropolis, Rizal and Cavite since March 18.

House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, House Metro Manila development committee chair and Quezon City 2nd District Rep. Winston Castelo, Majority Leader Fredenil Castro and Health Sec. Francisco Duque III attended the investigation.


Representatives from the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System, Manila Water Company, Inc., Maynilad Water Services, Inc., and private stakeholders were also present at the hearing.

READ: As taps run dry, rich and poor test depths of patience  


Castelo said they hoped to tackle the cause of the water service interruptions, the duration of the problem and ways to prevent a repeat of these incidents. /cbb

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