By Hannah Torregoza
Senator Richard Gordon on Sunday urged local chief executives in Metro Manila to release their respective ordinances, directing their constituents to observe water conservation practices.
Gordon said that with thousands of families in Metro Manila affected by the water interruption implemented by east zone water concessionaire Manila Water due to shortage in their supply, it is imperative that local LGUs should issue ordinances geared at water conservation to prevent the water crisis from worsening.
Gordon said it was very important that the people be conscious of their water usage and observe water conservation measures.
“We should conserve water. We can take simple actions at home so we don’t contribute in worsening the problem,” Gordon said in a statement.
“The LGU’s should issue ordinances to ensure that all their constituents practice water conservation. We should all do our part,” he said adding that the public should use water efficiently but minimally.
Manila Water, the concessionaire for the east zone, has been implementing water interruptions in several areas to ensure that the water supply can last until June.
It covers the cities of Mandaluyong, Pasig, San Juan, Taguig, and Marikina; the municipality of Pateros; parts of Makati, Manila, and Quezon City; and the towns of Angono, Baras, Binangonan, Cainta, Cardona, Jalajala, Morong, Pililia, Rodriguez, Tanay, Taytay, Teresa, San Mateo and Antipolo in the province of Rizal.